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Rathaus, Vienna

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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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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • The tower was beautiful, especially at night. Unfortunately, the rest of the facade was covered in scaffolding. Probably would've given 5 stars if I was able to see the whole thing.

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