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Stephansdom - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Todak
N 48° 12.496 E 016° 22.366
33U E 601988 N 5340360
Quick Description: Model of famous Romanesque and Gothic cathedral, mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 3/11/2015 4:14:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMNGD8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:


St. Stephen's Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral, seen today in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen's Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizable symbols. The funeral of the Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi occurred in this cathedral in 1741.

Cited from: Wikipedia
Where is original located?: Stephansplatz, Wien

Where is this replica located?: Near Stephansdom South Tower

Who created the original?: Leopold, Duke of Bavaria

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1137

Internet Link about Original: Not listed

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