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The capital city's Neo-Gothic city hall, Rathaus, serves as the house of municipal government. Built between the 1872 and 1883 by Friedrich Schmidt, the building resembles a Gothic cathedral. Front and center is the 98 m (321 ft) tall tower with the statue of a medieval knight perched on top. Rathausmann, who has become an icon of Vienna, is inspired by the armor of Emperor Maximilian I. Climb 331 steps to reach the top of city hall's tower and take in the view of Vienna below. Inside, explore the council chamber, festival hall, senate chamber, grand staircase, stone halls, and coat of arms halls. Audio guides are available in English. To visit Rathaus and other attractions in Vienna, use our Vienna sightseeing tool .
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  • Were there in Feb19 to visit/use the large ice rink. Opened in the winter time - shortly after Christmas until the beginning of March - depending on the weather.2 large ice rinks connected with several routes across the park between the illuminated trees - partly with one-way system. In between is the cash register with the lockers and toilet system - on top of it is an ice disco surface, which is connected by an elongated track to one of the two ice surfaces. Some punch huts offer hot drinks and food - also sweet.Rental of shoes and helmets cheap - also the day menu is inexpensive.
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  • The best thing about this City Council is its accessibility to the citizen and visitors. They organize free guided tours to the most interesting areas of the municipal palace. There is a small hidden gem that you can see and enjoy if you enter through the north gate. It is an old elevator, in use, with open compartments. A joy for the little ones and for those who are not so much.
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  • The building itself makes an amazing impression from the outside - huge and decorative. I did not have the opportunity to be inside, but it is probably also interesting. In front of the building there is a great urban park - lawns where people lie on blankets, many benches, trees, a place for picnics and festivities, sometimes even an open-air cinema. Generally it's an interesting surroundings, usually full of cheerful, partying people.
  • This is the Vienna city Hall. The architecture shows the Gothic influence of all the surrounding churches and is really astonishing. In front of it there are lots of interesting places to eat and drink. Moreover, there are always concerts, festivals, film projections and events.
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