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Rathaus, Vienna

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Vienna is the birthplace of a European tradition: the Christkindlmarkt. They have multiple across Vienna. The largest is at Rathaus, and it is amazing. We took a Danube River cruise in November/Decemb...  read more »
  • We have visited this site late last month where there was circus activities in front. The Rathaus itself was a wonderful and beautiful structure but we could not enter due to function inside. There we...  read more »
  • It was an interesting 50 min guided tour. Was in German but audio guides in many languages. Have to submit passport to obtain the audio guide. Happens 3 times during the week at 1 pm. Completely free....  read more »
  • The biggest and one of the most beautiful Christkindlmarkt take place here in December.
  • We enjoyed this beautiful building's free guided tour offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1:00 PM. The tour is in German, and audio guides are free to rent with an ID deposit.
  • One of the nicest town halls I've seen. Beautiful architecture and a wonderful landmark in the city.
  • Wonderful place, beautiful archritecture, especially during Christmas with all the lights and the "market" there. If you are in Vienna it's a must see.
  • During Christmas time this place is so beautifully decorated it's like Disneyland. There's a great Christmas market in front of the city hall you have to check out.
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