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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. To visit Rathaus and other attractions in Vienna, use our Vienna sightseeing tool .
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  • this is and amzing buildiong , good to see at day and night. its magnificent and magestic one of the thing that must see in vienna  more »
  • Already in itself, a scaffold shows a lot of a monument, but if the best way to alleviate this deficiency is by advertising a brand, turn off and let's go. A little more respect for the monuments.
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  • Vienna city hall brings the feeling of joy to all people visiting! There are always festivals, concerts etc. here! The food and drinks you find here are both delicious and kind of authentic :) Visiting this place you definitely feel belong! You are able to meet and greet a huge amount of interesting people! This place helped a lot to overcome my shyness and anxiety. Love it so much!!!
  • Beautiful place. Looks spectacular at night. We stumbled upon some sort of festival when we got there and it was really fun. Would suggest looking up any upcoming events around the time when you go as they are likely to take place there.
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