National Geographic : 1922 Jul
CATHEDRALS OF THE OLD AND NEW WORLD 97 Photograph from Publishers' Photo Service ST. STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL, VIENNA' The lofty spire of St. Stephen's towers over an almost perpendicular roof made of brilliantly colored glazed tiles, many of which have been used in forming the conspicuous double-headed eagle, the Hapsburg coat of arms. This cathedral, begun in the twelfth century, is the finest Gothic edifice in Austria. In the second story of the tower is the great bell of 1711, weighing 20 tons. Beneath the church are extensive catacombs and the old imperial burial vault.