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Rathaus, Vienna

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Government Building · Architectural Building
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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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  • I do appreciate majestic buildings such as the Rathaus, we stayed at hotel near by and the views where amazing You can also walk around in the neighborhood with many beautiful views and narrow... 
    I do appreciate majestic buildings such as the Rathaus, we stayed at hotel near by and the views where amazing You can also walk around in the neighborhood with many beautiful views and narrow...  more »
  • It is clearly a beauty of a building and completely worth coming to see, but felt its integrity was let down by half of it being covered in a giant advert for a mobile phone company. Know it is for... 
    It is clearly a beauty of a building and completely worth coming to see, but felt its integrity was let down by half of it being covered in a giant advert for a mobile phone company. Know it is for...  more »
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  • 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.
  • in front of the Rathaus all year around you can experience great things and food. just look up what is happening in the time you are staying and for sure you will find something interesting.

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