Vienna: Stefansdom

St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna is a Gothic landmark which began life in the 11th Century. It’s current look owes much work undertaken in the 14th Century under Duke Rudolf IV of Austria, an early Habsburg ruler. Work on the towers and the nave carried on into the 15th Century.

It is characterised by its distinctive spire and patterned roof – my photos sadly didn’t capture the Habsburg eagle crest that is visible from aerial photos.

Inside is a Gothic gem of soaring roofs, columns and stonework.

Outside I loved the mix of old and new in the street scene.


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