Vienna City Hall

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General Information

Vienna City Hall is a government building that is the seat of the local government in Vienna, Austria. The city hall is located on the Rathausplatz and was constructed from 1872 to 1883, it was built to a Neo-Gothic style to the plans of architect Friedrich von Schmidt. As well as it holding the chambers of the city council, the city hall is also the seat of the Mayor of Vienna. The city hall has over 1500 rooms over six floors, it has five towers including the highest tower which is 98 metres.

Getting there

The city hall is accessible by the public transport system in Vienna. Take the underground U2 line and get off at ‘Rathaus’ which is a short walk away from the sight. You can also get the tram to ‘Rathaus’ the number 2 tram runs to the stop; alternatively, you can alight at ‘Stadiongasse/Parlament’ if you travel on the 1, 2, 71 or D trams.

Opening Times and Admission

Access to the city hall is quite restricted due to the importance of the politics that occur in the building and the importance of the people. However, guided tours do run through the city hall. The guided tours run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 pm in German but audio guides are available for English, French and Spanish speakers.

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