Not far from the Austrian Parliament, situated on Rathausplatz is Neues Rathuas (Town Hall), which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, particularly at night when the facade is illuminated with floodlights.
Built by Friedrich von Schmidt in 1883 in Gothic style, Rathaus is just a lovely building to see. The facade with its vaulted arches, statues, bell tower and minor towers make a lovely views and good reason to snap off a few pictures with your camera. We enjoy seeing Rathaus during the day with blue skies behind it. However, at night the building is stunning when it is lit by floodlights. This is when we most enjoy seeing Rathaus.
If you visit during the winter months, you can also see a ice skating rink and skating trail that weaves through Rathausplatz, just in front of Rathaus building. A Christmas market is also held at this spot during the holiday season, making it particularly nice to visit then.
Overall, we very much like the Rathaus building and have enjoyed seeing it several times during trips to Vienna. Combined with other impressive attractions in the area like the Parliament Building, Burgtheatre, Volksgarten and nearby Kuntsthistorisches, Naturhistorisches and Museum Quarter museums, this is a lovely building to see when you are in Vienna.
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