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Rathaus, Vienna

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The capital city's Neo-Gothic city hall, Rathaus, serves as the house of municipal government. Built between the 1872 and 1883 by Friedrich Schmidt, the building resembles a Gothic cathedral. Front and center is the 98 m (321 ft) tall tower with the statue of a medieval knight perched on top. Rathausmann, who has become an icon of Vienna, is inspired by the armor of Emperor Maximilian I. Climb 331 steps to reach the top of city hall's tower and take in the view of Vienna below. Inside, explore the council chamber, festival hall, senate chamber, grand staircase, stone halls, and coat of arms halls. Audio guides are available in English. Put Rathaus into our Vienna trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Magnificent building. Much more spectacular in the evening and at night. Obtained remarkable images. Be sure to include hiking route.
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  • Rathaus, as well as the place that has it adjoins, offer a beautiful view, and especially the number of stalls to eat and drink local. The exterior of the building is probably more beautiful than inside, even if the visit is worth the trip. During the night, the lighting gives a very slender yet massive building. In addition, during the summer, a large diffuse screen representations of opera or classical music, what a sound system reproduced in all of downtown. So you can walk in Vienna by hearing anywhere from classical music (perfect for a ride in a relationship). During the winter, it is the Christmas market which enlivens the square.
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  • as boltareis in Vienna worth stamatiseis to work inside a photo at Town Hall was amazing!!!
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  • Take a quick trip to this beautifully designed city hall. I appreciated the view and just sat there in amazement, wondering how someone could create something that beautiful. Would highly recommend.
  • Super Christmas market place. I like it most of all cities I have visited. The decoration is breathtaking and kids love that incl. all attractions.
  • i'm sue it's a great tour, if you can find it... arrived at 12.40 on a monday for the tour. a group of people already assembled at (what appears to be) the main entrance, facing the rathausplatz, under the huge 'welcome' sign. we all patiently waited till 1300 and no one showed up. i then walked round the building and eventually found an entrance from one of the side steers which med into an info desk, who told me i was too late for the tour (1305). such a shame as it looks like a beautiful building and you can't go round without the tour. some signs about this or info on the website would be helpful!
  • The Rathaus is one of the building projects that commence during the beautification of Vienna along the Ringstrasse. Although considered a new building, its architecture took cues from gothic styles and the end result is a standout star with 5 magnificent towers. On top of the central steeple, which you can’t see unless you walk closer is the Rathausmann, a statue of a medieval knight that guards the Rathaus. From afar, one can mistake the Rathaus for a cathedral but it’s Vienna’s City Hall and the official seat of its mayor. I wouldn’t mind an office in a building like this. I wonder if I can climb up the steeple and glance a view from the top. I suppose there’s possibly a way and I bet the view from up there is amazing.
  • Its really nice place, lots of festivals has happened there also beautiful new year ceremony. I suggest everyone to visit there