The World From Above: Vienna, Austria


The World From Above Vienna

Vienna is a truly majestic city. Everywhere we looked brought orgasm to our eyes—it’s a richly decorated city filled with well-preserved architecture and cultural perfection. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any more glorious, we were presented with the most stunning sights from the city’s most popular viewpoint.

If, like us, you are also after seeing Vienna from above, then head over to the heart of the city—Stephenplatz. There, you will find one of the world’s tallest churches and one of Vienna’s most famous landmarks. Towering at 137 meters high, St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Stephansdom is an imposing gothic structure with an ornately-designed roof and an 800-year old architectural history.


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One freezing night in October, we braved the climb up St. Stephen’s tallest tower—the Steffl or the Southern Tower. The construction of the Southern Tower was said to have lasted 65 years—from 1368 to 1433. The tower was instrumental for main observation and command post viewing during the Siege of Vienna in 1529 and the Battle of Vienna in 1683.

We were taken up the tower through an ancient-style elevator that can cramp around 6-8 people. Afterwards, we continued the ascent through the steel stairs, holding on for our dear life. It was windy and we were literally walking above one of the church’s tower tips but the spectacular views that welcomed us from the Watch Room were worth it.

From up the Stephansdom’s Steffl, we could clearly see the elegance of Vienna at night—the crowd at the Stephenplatz, the Baroque-styled St. Peter’s Church and the Wiener Riesenrad—the famous wooden ferries wheel from the movie Before Sunrise—of the Prater Amusement Park.

Here is Vienna at night from above the St. Stephen’s Cathedral:  

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above Vienna

The World From Above is a series featuring the best viewpoints around the world. Where is the best "world from above" view that you've visited? If you'd like to be featured here in Girl Chasing Sunshine, send us 3-5 photos along with a short description (minimum 150 words) about the place and email it to girlchasingsunshine@gmail.com. 

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22 komento

  1. This looks GORGEOUS!!! Ahhh I want to fly out and experience this myself!!! :( If only it wasn't that expensive... hehe :(

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    1. Hi, Janelle! Your time will come. You just have to save and really plan well. It's actually not that expensive. 'Yung airfare lang talaga! Haha!

      Burahin
  2. I would LOVE to visit Austria! Your images are gorgeous and this looks like such a fun trip!

    TumugonBurahin
  3. The architecture is so beautiful! This is on my big list of places to visit. Thanks for the amazing post!!

    TumugonBurahin
  4. I'm a fan of this whole "The World From Above" series of yours, Ninay!
    It's pretty interesting how different view points offers you different perspectives. Just like how even if you see the exact same thing from inside a car, it's still a completely different experience if you are walking on the streets.
    More power to your blog and travels!

    TumugonBurahin
  5. These are really helpful information! I would definitely take note of this!

    TumugonBurahin
  6. Wow, Vienna looks like such an awesomely beautiful place to explore. Hope to make it to Europe one day soon!

    TumugonBurahin
  7. Beautiful pictures! Looking forward to exploring Austria very soon I hope.

    TumugonBurahin
  8. Oh my! What a beautiful sight indeed! It looks great at day but so romantic at night! That's so lovely.

    TumugonBurahin
  9. Wow! How beautiful. I really love your pictures. I hope to visit here soon.

    TumugonBurahin
  10. I agree, Vienna is a stunning city!

    Here, you've viewed it from such a lovely perspective :-)

    TumugonBurahin
  11. This is a great series. Presenting this charming city from your sight. Will be waiting for other destinations for this collection.

    TumugonBurahin
  12. Such an beautiful view and place. Would love to visit their!

    TumugonBurahin
  13. What an amazing angle! Would love to see the city from this magical spot.

    TumugonBurahin
  14. You have a really great series going on here! I love the views! They're incredible!

    TumugonBurahin
  15. All I could say is WOW!!! Vienna was build tastefully and decorated fantastic. Would really love to see the architectural structure of this country soon.

    TumugonBurahin
  16. Wow, Vienna is just beautiful. I can't wait to get back to Europe. This is just amazing!

    TumugonBurahin
  17. amazing shots there! very tempting to visit! would love to go to visit next year!

    TumugonBurahin
  18. Love the idea of the series! Vienna looks so beautiful! Im hoping to go to Europe next year and Vienna is on my list!

    TumugonBurahin
  19. Love the idea of the series! Vienna looks so beautiful! Im hoping to go to Europe next year and Vienna is on my list!

    TumugonBurahin
  20. Gorgeous city and stunning photos! I really want to visit Vienna, it's high on my list!

    TumugonBurahin
  21. The colours, especially at night! Definitely worth saving for in my opinion. I love the details on those towers!

    TumugonBurahin

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