The Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral

From Vienna, Austria here’s a postcard of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral:

Stephansdom, or St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in Vienna, Austria.
Stephansdom, or St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in Vienna, Austria.

I’ve met a few young Austrian backpackers before when I was in Siem Reap (home of the Angkor Wat) and asked them what’s the famous landmark in Vienna. All answered the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. According to them, it is a landmark not to be missed. It is the heart of Vienna and has been It is quite an impressive structure, a combination of Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles. This Catholic cathedral houses a treasure trove of artworks – the red-marble sepulchre of Emperor Frederick III, the gothic stone pulpit made by Anton Pilgram, the gothic-winged altar-piece of Wiener Neustadt, and the tomb of Prince Eugene of Savoy.

I’m amazed at how well-traveled this youngsters are. They leave school for year, also known as gap year, and their parents sort of provide debit cards for teenagers to see the world while they’re still young. If only my parents were that rich and let us do the same as these Western kids, it would’ve been the best gift they could ever give to me!

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