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Stephansplatz
Holiday Travel Guide

Vienna’s geographic heart buzzes with street performers, horse-drawn carriages and a procession of shoppers, sightseers and seekers of perfect coffee.

Visit Stephansplatz in the center of Vienna and enjoy a square that buzzes with activity day and night. Choose a café and spend an hour or so watching the world go by or visit two of the city’s most prominent buildings; St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Haas-Haus.

Head to the side of Stephansplatz to admire St. Stephens, the building which gives the square its name. This is one of the tallest cathedrals in the world. Notice the roof, which is patterned with 230,000 glazed tiles forming a mosaic of a double-headed eagle. This was the symbol of the formerly ruling Habsburg family. Step inside to escape the bustle of the square and to explore the cathedrals religious and artistic treasures.

Once you've finished exploring St. Stephens, wander over to the opposite side of the square to see the postmodern Haas-Haus. This building stands in total contrast to St. Stephens with its postmodern design and shining glass front.

Be sure you take the time to stop in a café and enjoy some people-watching. In the summer months, Vienna’s best street performers vie for your attention. Make your way down the nearby Kärntner Street and Graben and indulge in a few hours of boutique shopping.

On the corner of these two streets you’ll find a fascinating relic from Medieval times. Protected behind a glass cover is the Stock-im-Eisen (Staff in Iron), a section of tree into which hundreds of nails have been hammered since the 15th-century by passing blacksmiths and locksmiths.

Being located in the center of the city, Stephansplatz is easy walking distance from many other major attractions. If your legs are tired or you’re feeling romantic, take a tour of the area in a horse-drawn carriage. The underground station at Stephansplatz is one of the largest in the city.

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Hotel Sacher Wien
Hotel Sacher Wien
5 out of 5
Philharmonikerstrasse 4, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$528 per night from 13 Mar. to 14 Mar.

This family-friendly Vienna hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Kaerntner Strasse, Albertina and Vienna State Opera. Spanish Riding ...

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Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
5 out of 5
Schottenring 24, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$472 per night from 10 Mar. to 11 Mar.

Located in Innere Stadt, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sigmund Freud Museum and Judenplatz. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Imperial Palace ...

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Hotel Beethoven Wien
Hotel Beethoven Wien
4 out of 5
Papagenogasse 6, Vienna, Vienna
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$171 per night from 24 Mar. to 25 Mar.

Located in Innere Stadt, this hotel is steps away from Theater an der Wien and Naschmarkt. Vienna State Opera and Albertina are also within 10 minutes. Resselgasse ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (977 reviews)

"The themed rooms are really interesting and the beautiful lobby with its art books. The staff were really friendly."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2020

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Hotel Sacher Wien
Hotel Sacher Wien
5 out of 5
Philharmonikerstrasse 4, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$528 per night from 13 Mar. to 14 Mar.
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Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
5 out of 5
Schottenring 24, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$472 per night from 10 Mar. to 11 Mar.
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Hotel Beethoven Wien
Hotel Beethoven Wien
4 out of 5
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The price is NZ$171 per night from 24 Mar. to 25 Mar.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
5 out of 5
Schubertring 5-7, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$456 per night from 20 Mar. to 21 Mar.
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Hotel Wandl
Hotel Wandl
4 out of 5
Petersplatz 9, Vienna
The price is NZ$264 per night from 10 Mar. to 11 Mar.
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Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien
4.5 out of 5
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The price is NZ$264 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
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Le Méridien Wien
Le Méridien Wien
5 out of 5
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Park Hyatt Vienna
Park Hyatt Vienna
5 out of 5
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The price is NZ$570 per night from 5 Mar. to 6 Mar.
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The Ring Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel
The Ring Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel
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Kaerntner Ring 8, Vienna, Vienna
The price is NZ$280 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.
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