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Rathausplatz

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #30 of 414 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Looking at all the fantastic buildings around this area we stumbled across a food fair which had filled the plaza with food stalls of many different nationalites. We sampled a number of different nibbles from around the world surrounded by Viennese historic sights.

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Vienna, Austria
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20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Rathausplatz is an amazing place. First of all, this is a masterpiece of architecture. One of the greatest city halls, with the statues of all the mayors along the path, leading to its main entrance. It is busy all the year round. Summer is the time for various local fairs, with wine and food degustation. Film Festival under the open... More

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Vienna, Austria
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96 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The town square in front of Vienna's city hall is called "Rathausplatz", and locals refer to "going to the Rathausplatz" meaning a trip to the summer market during the hot season, the Christmas market from mid-November to New Years, or the ice-skating rink in the early months of the year. In between these big events, smaller exhibitions vary. (As a... More

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Viena, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

whether is the christmas market or the summer open air concert, it is a place you should not miss. I personally prefer it in winter: better to go here than to Stephanplatz to receive the new year, is less crowed and there is always life musik.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

When I visited in August 2014, it was in time of a month-long film festival going on with a free movie shown every night. While I did not attend any of the movie showings, the Rathaus and the neighboring park hosted an amazing food festival with various delicious food outlets. Also each outlet had a special drink that had some... More

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Cold Lake
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42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This Neo-Gothic building has apparently over 1570 rooms!!Wow. there is a summer concert,food vendors but the best time to visit is probably during Christmas market. The whole place just glitters,smell of gingerbread and mulled wine. This place is not to be missed if you in Vienna. Courtyard is pretty impressive,too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When we were at the Rathausplatz, the Circus was there - til the first week in October. Check to see what activity will be there. The Rathaus is a very beautiful town hall on one side of the Ringstrasse and a definite must see; on the other side is the Burgtheater which is much less imposing. About 20 food and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Rathausplatz is a popular square in front of the magnificent Rathaus. It is well served by trams though slightly less so by U-Bahn as the station entrance is tucked away a couple of minutes behind the Rathaus. Rathausplatz has a small grassy area with lots of benches and trees as well as a children's play area. The grass is... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I dont know how this place is other times but I visit here for film festivals only. Nothing to do with films or festival but this is a great event where you can taste local beer and wines and also eat some food from other countries. They do also show some concerts on the big screen, usually around 9 pm.... More

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

A real find as a place for a drink and a good value top quality bite to eat. There was a film festival on which looked great in front of the impressive Rathaus building, a great atmosphere there as locals and tourists mixed. Just go and take in the sights and smells!

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