Rathaus (City Hall), Vienna

Rathaus (City Hall), Vienna (must see)

The Rathaus is the building in Vienna that holds the local city government. The mayor of the city as well as the city council, all have offices there. This same location also serves as the state headquarters for the government of the State of Austria, called the Landtag.

This building got its start in 1872 and was designed by the noted architect Friedrich von Schmidt. Lovers of architecture will note the classic Gothic design of the building, including the large tower. A large city park is located just across the way. The famous Rathskeller restaurant is also located in the building.

It will take a visitor 331 steps to reach the top of the tower. However, the watchtower portion is only 256 steps up, which is more easily managed by people wanting to get a view of the city from here.

Why You Should Visit:
Here you can learn interesting, amazing and bizarre facts about Vienna City Hall and 150 years of the Ringstrasse.
The place is always used for outdoor activities; Christmas market, skating in winter, and lots of concerts in summer.
The building itself looks like it's made from sugar and when all lit up at night – like a fairytale castle.

Tip:
There is a free German-speaking guided tour every Mon/Wed/Fri at 1pm where they also provide audio guide devices in a number of languages. You'll just need to give up your passport as deposit.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Rathaus (City Hall) on Map

Sight Name: Rathaus (City Hall)
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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