I couldn't wait to see Vienna again. I've been here for the first time when I was in the second year of highschool, that was the moment I fell in love with Austria and started to forget (for good) my birth country.
Vienna seen from one of the towers of the
up - roof detail of the cathedral
The Stephansplatz is a square at the geographical centre of Vienna. It is named after its most prominent building, the Stephansdom, Vienna's cathedral and one of the tallest chriches in the world. Before the 20th century, a row of houses separated Stephansplatz from Stock-im-Eisen-Platz,but since their destruction, the name Stephansplatz started to be used for the wider area covering both. To the west and south, respectively, run the exclusive shopping streets Graben (literally "ditch") and Kärnten -is the german for Carinthia-. Opposite the Stephansdom is the Haas-Haus, a piece of striking modern architecture by Hans Hollein. Although public opinion was originally skeptical about the combination of the mediæval cathedral and the glass and steel building, it is now considered an example of how old and new architecture can mix harmoniously.