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  • Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3 Map It
  • 1st District
  • Government Building

Updated 08/26/2014

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Reminiscent of an ancient Greek temple, this sprawling building is the seat of the country's elected representative assembly. An embracing, heroic ramp on either side of the main structure is lined with carved marble figures of ancient Greek and Roman historians. Its centerpiece is the Pallas-Athene-Brunnen, a fountain designed by Theophil Hansen that is crowned by the Greek goddess of wisdom and surrounded by water nymphs symbolizing the executive and legislative powers

governing the country. Call ahead, because tours are not given when the legislature is in session.

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Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, Vienna, A-1010, Austria

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Tours mid-Sept.–mid-July, Mon.–Thurs. at 11, 2, 3, and 4, Fri. at 11, 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Sat. 11–4 on the hour; mid-July–mid-Sept., Mon.–Sat. 11–4 on the hour

Updated 08/26/2014


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