Views of Vienna (4)

Posted: November 17, 2014 in Austria
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St Stephens Cathedral in Vienna dates from the 14th century although it stands on the site of two earlier churches. Its position at the centre of the city gives it a commanding place and the plaza that surrounds it is one of the noted places to sit and watch the world go-by. It is also one of the most expensive places to buy a coffee, as I found to my cost.

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Austria-00154 - St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)
photo by Dennis Jarvis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archer10/)

One of the great glories of the Cathedral is the remarkable mosaic like roof

View from The Bell Tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
Photo by Reji (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rejik/)

St. Stephen's Cathedral Roof - Vienna
photo by Ryan Healy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanhealy/)

Amongst the famous historical figures buried within the cathedral are Prince Eugene of Savoy, noted Austrian general during the war of Spanish succession and the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick III.

St. Stephen's Cathedral
photo by Chris Yunker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chris-yunker/)

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