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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The magnificent Neo-Gothic building of the Vienna City Hall can evoke associations with similar buildings in Antwerp or, for example, Ghent. There is something from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. This.... more
The magnificent Neo-Gothic building of the Vienna City Hall can evoke associations with similar buildings in Antwerp or, for example, Ghent. There is something from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. This.... more »
This is a beautiful Rathaus in the city center. When we were there, there was film festival going on in front of it. That made it more special. It is worth passing by!
This is a beautiful Rathaus in the city center. When we were there, there was film festival going on in front of it. That made it more special. It is worth passing by! more »
Didn't get a chance to enter inside. It is for a guided tour only. In summer they have the film festival outside , if you like a film in the event with food , it might be a good option for you. P.S. this film festival is not like independent films more for documentaries.
A small part is covered for renovation and due to the festival hosted at thecfront. Vienna City Hall is the seat of the local government and a beautiful example of Neo-Gothic architecture, dating back to the late 1800s. Its richly adorned facade is modelled after the famous Brussels Town Hall. If you do not have time for one of the guided tours of the representative rooms, head down to Restaurant Rathauskeller instead. The restaurant consists of several ornately decorated Baroque rooms and is well worth a quick look. City Hall Square is home to one of Vienna’s biggest Christmas markets as well as a ginormous ice skating rink that even includes skating “paths” leading through a small park. Check out Vienna Ice World for more information. This period hosts the Film Festival 2022.
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