The Secrets of Stephansdom

No matter how many times you will pass by St. Stephen’s cathedral, it’s impossible not to admire its magnificence and beauty. If you get closer, or decide to go inside you won’t be able to miss the many symbols on the cathedral’s walls. What can they possibly mean? What are the secrets hidden inside Austria’s most important church? Find out in this exciting tour.

Tour description:

The St. Stephen’s cathedral is one of Vienna’s most iconic attractions and most important sites. After entering through its main gates and admiring its beauty, your eyes will be irresistibly drawn to the many symbols and signs on its medieval walls. Although some of these signs can no longer be clearly deciphered, the stories of some of the symbols and their meaning is known to us. The cathedral is a witness of our history and culture and much can be learned through the countless details which make its decoration. Nothing is accidental about this ancient church, every detail has its purpose and its meaning- altars, gates, towers, figures and pictures. Join us for a fascinating two-hour Stephansdom walking tour, mostly inside the cathedral but also outside. The church’s entrance fee is included in the ticket price.

Tour highlights:

  • Stephansplatz and the cathedral from the outside
  • Inside Stephansdom
  • Hidden symbols, signs and statues and their fascinating stories

And much much more!

Why this tour?

Instead of taking an ordinary sightseeing tour, dig a bit deeper to learn the unique stories and secrets of Vienna’s magnificent St. Stephen cathedral. These stories in this Stephansdom walking tour are new even to most locals and so this could be a great opportunity to learn about one of the most important buildings in Vienna.

Important details:

Tour time: Please check the full schedule to see the tour’s availability.
Duration: The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Guide: One of our awesome guides is looking forward to meeting you. See our full team of guides here.
Children: This tour is mostly meant for adults, though children with interest in history can also enjoy it.
Accessibility: This tour is wheelchair accessible.
What to wear: Comfortable shoes! Also, always check the weather forecast in advance to make sure you are dressed properly.

Tour conditions:

Minimum number of participants: The tour takes place if at least 5 people are registered. In case there aren’t enough participants, the tour will get cancelled and a full refund will be issued to those who paid.

Cancellation policy: You can cancel your booking up to 48 hours in advance. No refund will be given to those who cancel less than 48 hours before the tour. Certain exceptions apply such as emergency situations. Please note, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance too. We will do so if our guide is unavailable due to a sudden change or if we do not have the minimum number of participants required for the tour.

Pictures and videos: Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken during the tour. If you don’t want to appear in any Secret Vienna promotional pictures, please let us know by sending us a message.

Copyrights: The content of the tour is the result of the hard work done by our team of licensed guides. Recording the tour or taking pictures of artefacts and material used by the guide is strictly forbidden.

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