at St. Stephen’s Cathedral
St. Stephen’s bells ringing
With 22 bells, Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral rings the most bells in Austria and has one of the largest ringing ensembles in the world.
The ‘Pummerin’ at the top of the unfinished north tower, also known as the ‘voice of Austria’, is particularly famous.
The 11 bells in the South Tower date back to 1960 and are rung in various combinations for numerous church services.
A special treasure has been preserved in the north of the two Roman Towers in the western façade: 6 historical bells carrying illustrious names, the oldest of which dates back to the 13th century.
Two historical bells that were almost melted down to be made into weapons during World War II are still waiting to be brought back into service.
High up at the top of the South Tower are two more beautiful-sounding bells that ring to mark every quarter-hour and hour