Das Rathaus

Vienna’s City Hall (Das Rathaus) is so beautiful. It was built between 1872 and 1883 and it’s dissicult to classify the buildin’s architecture as a strictly neo-Gothic. There are also elements with Barroque and Renaissance influence.
As Vienna is both a city and a federal province, this building include the offices of the Mayor and the Council Chamber.

In front of the City Hall there is the Rathauspark full of statues, some fountains and benches where you can enjoy a variety of ancient trees.

Did you visit the City Hall? It’s possible to visit it for free, did you know that? At the City informantion Bureau (Vienna City Hall, entranc: Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1; U2 Rathaus stop) each Monday, Wednesday and Fridays (except holidays) at 1 p.m. starts the guieded tours of the City Hall. Just to let you know, there are no guided tours on City Council or Provincial Parliment meeting days. I recommend you to go there a bit earlier and take an audioguide. You must leave an identity card during the visit and at the end, when you return the audioguide you recieve your ID card back.

More information at www.stadinfo.wien.at
(On the picture you can see part of the Senate Chamber)

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