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Rathausplatz, Vienna

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Attend a film festival, a winter market, or a food festival at Rathausplatz. This town square between the town hall and theater, filled with monuments and statues of the city's former mayors, is a hub for social and cultural events. Easily accessible via public transportation, the square has a small grassy area with many benches and trees, and a well maintained children's play area. Events held on the square vary seasonally, so be sure to check out what's happening on their website during your visit. Plan your Rathausplatz visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vienna using our Vienna trip planner.
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  • Beautiful structure of the Rathaus. in summer, every night is filled with music and many locals built on piazza offering food from all countries. you sit, eat, have a drink, listen to music ... not bad
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  • Also known as The Town Hall. Unfortunately our tour did not stop for us to venture inside which is very regrettable. However the granduer of the bulding from outside was marvelous with the spires reac...  more »
  • The surroundings of the Town Hall and the town hall itself is very beautiful and ancient, beautifully lit up in the evening. The most beautiful is when the Christmas markets.
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  • Amazing town hall square, one of the best in Europe if not the best. Absolutely beautiful and always has fun activities. The summer festival goes on for months every day with food, drinks, live music and movies. Winter is beautiful with the Christmas market and unique ice skating rinks. All year a great place to go!
  • Great place to spend summer evenings: wide choices of food and drinks. The open air cinema offers diverse projections from movies to opera and ballet. Enjoy!
  • Giant Christmas market filled with hot wine, desserts and Christmas decorations. Great place to hang out. Really get you in that Noel vibe.
  • The best place in city. There are so many events during the year. And you can visit the Rathaus for free too, it's nice.
  • I was amazed by the brilliant lighting of the Rathaus, which is a massive elaborate building in the background of the most famous and the biggest Christmas market in Vienna, to add to the glorious scene are the smell of gluwein mixed with roasted sweet nuts and fresh bakery, the cold weather, the roar of hundreds of visitors, the music of holidays and vivid colors of Christmas tree decoration and gift shops. There are few other less touristy Christmas markets in Vienna, but this one has be checked its sheer beauty.

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As a former imperial capital, Vienna is full of lavish hotels reminiscent of the city’s royal past. If you’re traveling on a budget, it’s not hard to find hotels for a more affordable price. Consider staying in the Innere Stadt, or First District, if you only have a short time in town, as you’ll be within easy walking distance to many of the city’s main tourist attractions. Outside of the central core, Leopoldstadt, or Second District, lines the Danube and offers peaceful walks through tree-lined paths. For shopaholics, Mariahilf, or Sixth District, is a central neighborhood with busy shopping streets and lively markets.
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