St Stephen Cathedral

St Stephen Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat ofthe Archbishop of Vienna.

The church was dedicated to St. Stephen, also the patron of the bishop’s cathedral in Passau

Built of Limestone the cathedral is 107 meters (351 ft) long, 40 meters (130 ft) wide, and 136 meters (446 ft) tall at its highest point.

Over the centuries, soot and other forms of air pollution accumulating on the church have given it a black colour, but recent restoration projects have again returned some portions of the building to its Original glory

Today it is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria.


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