St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
|St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna|
|Leadership||Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn o.p.|
|Architectural style||Romanesque, Gothic|
|Direction of façade||NWbW|
|Width (nave)||38.9 m|
|Height (max)||136.7 m|
St. Stephen's Cathedral (German: Stephansdom) is found in Vienna, Austria. It has a clear Romanesque and Gothic form. The large place before it is called Stephansplatz (St. Stephen's place). It lies in the center of Vienna.
History[change | change source]
It had the status of Cathedral since 1376. Since 1479 it is the seat of a bishop, since 1723 that of an archbishop. The current archbishop of Vienna is Christoph Schönborn. He holds the office since 1996. The Cathedral is consecrated to Stephanus. Stephanus is believed to be the first Christian martyr.
References[change | change source]
- Official Website of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna
- "Erzdiözese Wien Website" (in German). http://stephanscom.at. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
- Estimated from satellite images provided by Google Earth
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