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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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  • English headsets are provide for this free tour. It was 35 degrees the day we visited and there is no air conditioning so keep this is mind if it's a problem for this walking tour including stirs. We....  more
    English headsets are provide for this free tour. It was 35 degrees the day we visited and there is no air conditioning so keep this is mind if it's a problem for this walking tour including stirs. We....  more »
  • In a city of amazing buildings this one is certainly one of the most beautiful. Vienna has so many great sites to see one can become a little complacent but this one really takes your breath... 
    In a city of amazing buildings this one is certainly one of the most beautiful. Vienna has so many great sites to see one can become a little complacent but this one really takes your breath...  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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