We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Parliament Building

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Dr. Karl-Renner Ring 3, Vienna 1017, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 4081263
Website
Today
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$49*
and up
Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit
More Info
$28*
and up
Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
More Info
$102*
and up
Vienna First District Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 328 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 178
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Interesting tour, great architecture

The tour we went on was an Italian/English bilingual one: very impressive but a little off-putting at times! The parliament building is very impressive, designed in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Andrew H
,
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Vienna

Add Photo Write a Review

328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The tour we went on was an Italian/English bilingual one: very impressive but a little off-putting at times! The parliament building is very impressive, designed in the nineteenth century by a Danish architect who based it on the Acropolis. The original House of Deputies stands as it did in Imperial times, and the tour guide described the chaotic political situation... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
638 reviews
428 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The building is overwhelmingly fantastic, especially on its exterior. If you go on the Ring you can never miss it and the statues in front of it give it a majestic appearance. Deserves a stop on its own. I did not see it from inside as it was closed to public when I arrived, but the exterior is a masterpiece.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visiting the parliament building was some what of a dissapointment as there are only two rooms on display and a hall connecting the two rooms. Should be for free as it is definitely not worth paying for the entrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
132 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A must see on the Ring Street - walk inside thery have a little souvenir shop that sells nice souvenirs, not that made in china cheap stuff - also possible to visit from inside - ask for tours

Was this review helpful? Yes
Almada, Portugal
Level Contributor
102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Thie Parliament was built on the second half of the 20th century when Austria took the shape of a Parliamentary Monarchy. You can see the Greek-Roman elements through all the building. In front you can see the symbol of democracy. It's such a beautiful building you cannot avoid checking it out! In front you have a graden, beautiful too. It's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paisley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As a parliament it may seem like an odd place to visit as a tourist. But passing the parliament from the bus or tram does not give it justice. The mix of stone and gold, recreating a Greek style parliament puts this place on the map and makes it a must for any tourist. A panoramic pic of the parliament... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Didnt expect quite as large and imposing building. Beautiful entrances up to the main doors of building. Wow factor

Was this review helpful? Yes
Juneau, Alaska
Level Contributor
239 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very monumental. Beautiful architecture like everywhere in Vienna. If you drive on Ringstrasse, get off here and walk from here on. You will see more beautiful structures - palaces, churches, theaters, etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The facade of this building is amazing. The entrance is dominated by a huge statue of the Greek goddess Athene. The outside of the building is designed like a Greek temples with columns and statuary. Inside is just as grand. The tour was well worth it to understand the architecture and the history behind democracy in Austria. Well worth a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you're wandering by this area near the museums quarter, it is worth having a walk up to the Parliament building. Compared to parliament houses in other parts of Europe, it is nothing spectacular but since it is free to have a look: why not?

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Parliament Building also viewed

 
Vienna, Vienna Region
 

Been to Parliament Building? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Parliament Building

Address: Dr. Karl-Renner Ring 3, Vienna 1017, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 4081263
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Parliament Building staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.