Hohes Haus, Vienna

Hohes Haus, Vienna

Hohes Haus in Vienna is located on the Ringstraße boulevard in the first district Innere Stadt, near the Hofburg Palace and the Palace of Justice. The foundation stone was laid in 1874; the building was completed in 1883. The architect responsible for its Greek revival style wasTheophil Edvard Hansen. He designed the building holistically, each element harmonizing with the others and was therefore also responsible for the interior decoration, such as statues, paintings, furniture, chandeliers, and numerous other elements. Hansen was honored by Emperor Franz Joseph with the title of Freiherr (Baron) after its completion. One of the building's most famous features is the Pallas Athena fountain in front of the main entrance, built by Hansen from 1898 to 1902 and a notable Viennese tourist attraction. Following heavy damage and destruction during the Second World War, most of the interior has been restored to its original splendor.

The parliament building covers over 13,500 square meters, making it one of the largest structures on the Ringstraße. It contains over one hundred rooms, the most important of which are the Chambers of the National Council, the Federal Council, and the former Imperial House of Representatives (Abgeordnetenhaus). The building also includes committee rooms, libraries, lobbies, dining rooms, bars and gymnasiums. It is the site of important state ceremonies, most notably the swearing-in ceremony of the President of Austria and the state speech on National Day each October 26. The building is closely associated with the two parliamentary bodies, as is shown by the use of the term "Hohes Haus" as a metonym for "Parliament".
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Sight Name: Hohes Haus
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vienna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Klimt Paintings Tour

Klimt Paintings Tour

Gustav Klimt’s name is indelibly linked with Vienna and its art. He was born, lived, worked, and died in the city. Visit the best places to see his paintings and other creative works on this self guided tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Vienna Introduction Walk I

Vienna Introduction Walk I

Vienna is one of the most beautiful and important cities in Europe. It contains some of the richest examples of Austrian history. Vienna attracts a large amount of tourists because of its wonderful parks, beautiful architecture and historic sites. This Vienna City Orientation Tour will show you the most interesting places the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Vienna's Art Nouveau Architecture Tour II

Vienna's Art Nouveau Architecture Tour II

Vienna’s architectural displays represent a wide array of time periods and styles. The popular Art nouveau style, or Jugendstil, impresses visitors with its bold design and façade. This walking tour will introduce you to some of Vienna’s modern buildings of the 20th century.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Vienna Old Town Walking Tour

Vienna Old Town Walking Tour

The Innere Stadt, first district of Vienna, is the historic center of the city and a World Heritage Site. Originally the inner city was divided into four quarters, which were designated after important town gates. Take this self guided tour to explore the historic landmarks, famous museums and specialty shops in the oldest part of Vienna.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Johann Strauss Walk

Johann Strauss Walk

From the family home to the golden statue in the Stadtpark to the theater where the musician introduced his work to the public, follow this self guided tour to trace the foot steps of waltz king Johann Strauss in Vienna.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Old Town Chocolate Stores

Old Town Chocolate Stores

Vienna is famous for its mouth-watering confections. In its specialty shops and boutiques, usually located on the ground floors of historic buildings, you will find the best roasted coffee, high quality chocolates, sweets, wafers, cocoa and, of course, Mozartkugels. Don’t hesitate to visit the wonderful chocolate stores in the Old Town featured in this guide.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles

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