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Address: Rathausplatz 1 | 1st district - Inner City, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 53436
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Stunning architecture, wonderful park surrounding it! great outdoor movies!

The Rathaus is a stunning building! beautiful architecture and she sheer size of this building is only truly appreciated when you're up close and personal with it. I was fortunate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Rathaus is a stunning building! beautiful architecture and she sheer size of this building is only truly appreciated when you're up close and personal with it. I was fortunate enough to visit during the Film Festival so the outdoor movie screenings for free we're fantastic! Also not to be missed are the many food and beer stalls just in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to go inside the place as the guest of the Mayor of the City. A reception had been organized for us and thus we received VIP treatment. Moreover, this allowed us a chance to see the interior of this building. Frankly speaking, it looks much beautiful from the outside. However, it is decent from the inside. Because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My friend led me to this area on the first night, and I was so glad he did. During the summer (not sure if this is every year, but I got the impression it was), they have a huge screen in front of the building and they play opera at night. There are lots of seats and room to sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We only walked around the outside, but that is quite impressive! Unfortunately, there was a huge movie screen in front of the Rathaus when we were there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Rathaus was one of the things I was most looking forward to visiting whilst staying in Vienna. The city halls of old Germanic cities generally make a pleasant break from the endless march of gothic and baroque cathedrals, and I expected the one in Vienna to be another pleasant experience. On this trip, at least, the timing proved otherwise.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most costly and grand buildings of Vienna. It is the seat of the Mayor and City council. This Neo Gothic building looks like a cathedral. It was designed by Friedrich Schmidt and built between 1872-1883. You can see statues of Rathausmann near it. Many of Vienna's top events are held inside or outside the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful neogothic building, very large, really defines the skline of Vienna. It's right in the city center so I'm sure you'll pass it no matter what. In the summer they host this film festival right in front of it. Personally, I did not attend any projections, but you can enjoy the food festival that's organized right there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There was a fair going on at the foot of the Rathaus, which gave a carnival-like atmosphere to the place. It felt like a Christmas market even though it was the middle of summer. Well worth going, if only for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Definitely the most beautiful city hall building I have ever seen. Also a very active place, there is always something going on in the square out front. I have personally been to a food festival and the Christmas market, and had a great time and both events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Rathaus is a building in Vienna which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna, Wonderful gothic architecture. Nighttime illumination captures. The basic structure of bricks was covered by different natural stones like limestone, slate and marble.The -town hall man- decorates the main tower at the front, together with the figure... More 

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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.