When I travel for work, I usually put up in hotels located miles away from the city center, probably somewhere close to some industrial park. This trip to Vienna, I checked-in to this boutique hotel where I would stay for the next 5 days and stepped straight out onto Stephansplatz – center of Vienna. I was pleasantly surprised. I felt really pampered but wondered how I was I going to survive when I will move to a hostel 5 days later when official work would be done and it’s me and my time. Every morning, I was greeted by grand Stephansdom which stood majestically in Stephansplatz, towering over a U-Bahn Station which ran beneath the square. I just indulge and enjoy whilst I can…
Stephansdom is different from other Cathedrals because of its brightly colored, glazed tiled roofs.
It’s definitely worthwhile heading up to the top of the tower of Stephansdom – enjoy the beauty of this great Gothic architecture of the 1100s, the 230,000 tiles that paved the mosaic roof, and the Viennese skyline.
I don’t have a map when I was in Vienna. I navigated by looking up at the sky ans spot Steffl . Steffl – the tallest tower of Stephansdom was where I would head each night to return to my hotel.