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St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Dear visitors,
welcome to the website of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Experience the cathedral’s great diversity, its history, its works of art, and its religious dimension as the spiritual centre of the city. The cathedral is faith set in stone that has shaped people’s lives for centuries.
We would be delighted to welcome you to St. Stephen’s Cathedral soon.

Adventkonzerte

von 01.12.2018 bis 23.12.2018

Die stimmungsvollen Adventkonzerte mit der Musik von Mozart, Händels Messias, aus Bachs Weihnachtsoratorium, von Schubert, Corelli, etc. sowie die schönsten Adventlieder bieten willkommene Momente des Innehaltens, laden zum Verweilen ein und bieten eine Zeit, in der man sich dem Trubel und der Hektik der Straßen entziehen kann, um sich wieder auf das Wesentliche zu besinnen.
Freuen Sie sich auf den Besuch des Stephansdoms in dieser stimmungsvollen Zeit.

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Restauration of the giant organ

Help us by becoming a patron

Austria’s biggest musical instrument, the giant organ, is in urgent need of restauration work. We therefore need € 850,000 in donations to allow the organ to delight us with its tunes again. Any support will be most welcome: Contribute by becoming a patron of the giant organ!
Click ‘Donate’ to get to our donations page.

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Services all around St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Cathedral with statues and parts of the giant organ

Tours

There are many ways to experience the cathedral. Choose from a wide range of guided tours or enjoy a wonderful view over Vienna from the towers.

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Black and white image of St. Stephen’s Cathedral without a roof

History

Learn interesting facts about the touching history of the cathedral church from its foundation in the 12th century up to the present.

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The altar during a church service

Church services

The Holy Mass is the centre, source, and summit of Christian life. You are most welcome to join us.

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Music stand with the music for a concert

Concerts

Like the cathedral building itself, the cathedral music is one of the cathedral church’s oldest institutions. Below, please find an overview of the musical performances at St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

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Confessional room with chairs, table, holy cross, candle, and red book

Confession

Confession is possible from early in the morning until late in the evening towards the back of the cathedral church, to the right and left of the entrance area.

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Statue inside the cathedral

Contact & Press

We remain at your disposal for any questions or comments you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us to speak about any issue you may have.

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Additional information

Exterior view of a spire with cathedral windows in the background

How to find us

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is both the spiritual and geographical centre of the city of Vienna. Find the most convenient way to get to the cathedral church, where you will be most welcome.

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Transparent donation box in the cathedral in the shape of St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Donations & Restauration

The ‘Dombauhütte’, the cathedral’s maintenance department, has been dedicated to the construction and preservation of St. Stephen’s cathedral church since its foundation. Their work is largely financed by your donations.

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Sculpture room with workbench, tools, and workpieces

FAQs – Questions about the cathedral

In this section, you will find the most frequently asked questions about the cathedral. We hope the answers to these questions will provide sufficient help to you.

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