We recently spent a week in a hotel on the Stephansplatz, neighbors with St. Stephen’s Cathedral. It was fantastic being able to enjoy the architecture from various viewpoints and be close enough to visit whenever I felt like it! Here are some of my favorite photos:
We took the elevator up the north tower where the Cathedral’s famous bell, the Pummerin, hangs. It’s one of the largest bells in the world and was originally made from melted down cannon balls. It’s very special and only rings for very special occasions, like New Year’s. We also climbed over 300 stairs to reach the top of the south tower to catch a different view. It was worth the effort!
I thought the tile work was rather magnificent, and I’m glad that I didn’t have to do it.