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St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
Basic information
Location Vienna, Austria
Geographic coordinates 48°12′29.9″N 16°22′22″E / 48.208306°N 16.37278°E / 48.208306; 16.37278
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1147
Leadership Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn o.p.
Website Official Website
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Romanesque, Gothic
Direction of façade NWbW
Completed 1160
Specifications
Length 107 m
Width 70 m
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

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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