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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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  • The palace is in the neo-Gothic style and is as gigantic as the Municipality. The look is well detailed and decorative. The tower is now being restored. I would have liked to visit the interior
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  • this building is under renovation so you can't visit it but already from the outside it would look like a beautiful building to admire once the work is finished
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  • The building itself makes an amazing impression from the outside - huge and decorative. I did not have the opportunity to be inside, but it is probably also interesting. In front of the building there is a great urban park - lawns where people lie on blankets, many benches, trees, a place for picnics and festivities, sometimes even an open-air cinema. Generally it's an interesting surroundings, usually full of cheerful, partying people.
  • This is the Vienna city Hall. The architecture shows the Gothic influence of all the surrounding churches and is really astonishing. In front of it there are lots of interesting places to eat and drink. Moreover, there are always concerts, festivals, film projections and events.
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