St. Stephen's Wien Cathedral cardboard kit by Schreiber-Bogen


St. Stephen's Cathedral Wien scale kit made of cardboard. The shapes have to be cut with scissors and assembled with the use of vinyl glue.

The founding of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna goes back to the year 1137. That year, the Margrave Leopold IV and the Bishop of Passau signed a transfer treaty. By exchanging goods, the bishop wished to finance the building of a church which was to be dedicated to St. Stephen. The construction of the first Romanesque church was completed in the year 1147. The late Romanesque west façade, which has been preserved to the present day, was built in the middle of the 13th century. The so-called Heathen Towers (“Heidentürme”) and the Giant’s Door (“Riesentor”) were built at the same time. The name of the door, which is still the main entrance to the cathedral, most probably comes from the Middle High German word “risen” (to sink, fall), and describes the funnel-like shape of the portal. At the beginning of the 14th century the building was extended by an enlarged choir in the Gothic style. Even nowadays it is still named “Albertine Choir” after its builders, Dukes Albrecht I and Albrecht II. From the middle of the 15th century the south tower and the Gothic nave were completed and the earlier Romanesque nave was demolished. In 1450 Friedrich III laid the foundation stone for the north tower, which, however, could not be finished. The completed St. Stephen’s has been a cathedral since the founding of a diocese in Vienna in 1469.

Dimensions: 42x30x45cm
N° of sheets: 12,5
Construction level: difficult
Scale: 1/300
Ref. 701

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  • Manufactured by: Schreiber-Bogen

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 May, 2012.

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