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Vienna Sights

Rathaus (City Hall)

  • Rathausplatz 1 Map It
  • 1st District
  • Government Building

Updated 08/26/2014

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Designed by Friedrich Schmidt and resembling a Gothic fantasy castle with its many spires and turrets, the Rathaus was built between 1872 and 1883. The facade holds a lavish display of standard-bearers brandishing the coats of arms of the city of Vienna and the monarchy. Guided tours include the banqueting hall and various committee rooms. A regally landscaped park graces the front of the building, and is usually brimming with activity. In winter it's the scene of the

most famous Christmas market in Vienna, and after the New Year, it is transformed into a gigantic ice skating rink. In summer, folks can enjoy good food and piped music nightly. The building is open by guided tour only.

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Rathausplatz 1, Vienna, A-1010, Austria

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Guided tours Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 1

Updated 08/26/2014


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