St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna facts for kids
|St. Stephen's Cathedral|
(also parish church)
|Length||107 metres (351 ft)|
|Width||70 metres (230 ft)|
|Nave width||38.9 metres (128 ft)|
|Height||136.7 metres (448 ft)|
|Number of spires||2 main|
|Spire height||North: 68.3 metres (224 ft)
South: 136.44 metres (447.6 ft)
|Archbishop||Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP|
|Director of music||Markus Landerer
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.
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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