Thursday, August 18, 2011

Looking Up

The  construction of the 136m tall southern tower of St. Stephen´s Cathedral, Vienna´s most important religious building, lastet 65 years (1368-1433). During the Siege of Vienna (1529) and the Battle of Vienna (1683) it served as the main observation and command post of the defence of the walled city, and it even cotains an apartment for the watchman who, until 1955, manned the tower at night and rang the bells if fire was spotted in the city.

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