St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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St. Stephen's Cathedral
German: Stephansdom
Wien - Stephansdom (1).JPG
Coordinates: 48°12′31″N 16°22′23″E / 48.2085°N 16.373°E / 48.2085; 16.373
LocationVienna
CountryAustria
DenominationRoman Catholic
Websitewww.stephanskirche.at
www.stephansdom.at
History
StatusCathedral
(also parish church)
Architecture
Functional statusActive
StyleRomanesque, Gothic
Groundbreaking1137
Completed1160
Specifications
Length107 metres (351 ft)
Width70 metres (230 ft)
Nave width38.9 metres (128 ft)
Height136.7 metres (448 ft)
Number of spires2 main
Spire heightNorth: 68.3 metres (224 ft)
South: 136.44 metres (447.6 ft)
Bells23
Administration
ArchdioceseVienna
Clergy
ArchbishopChristoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP
Laity
Director of musicMarkus Landerer
(Domkapellmeister)
Organist(s)Thomas Dolezal
Ernst Wally
Konstantin Reymaier

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.

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