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  • Address: Rathausplatz
  • Hours: Open business hours in public areas, or guided tours (in German) on Mon, Wed, Fri at 1pm

For sheer grandness, the Neo-Gothic Rathaus, or Vienna City Hall, steals the Ringstrasse show. Completed in 1883 by Friedrich von Schmidt, it was modeled on Flemish city halls. Its main spire soars to 335 ft (102m) if you include the pennant held by the knight at the top. You're free to wander through the seven inner courtyards but must join a guided tour to see the interior, with its red carpets, gigantic mirrors, and frescoes.

Between the Rathaus and the Ringstrasse is the Rathauspark, with fountains, benches and several statues. It is split in two by Rathausplatz, which is lined with statues of notable people from Vienna's past. Rathausplatz is the sight of some of the city's most frequented events, including the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market), Musikfilm Festival and the Wiener Eistraum.

Practical Info

Metro line U2 stops at Rathaus. Also trams 1, 2 and D.

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Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

4 star rating: Recommended 401 Reviews

From the magnificent buildings of the Ring to the splendor of Schonbrunn Palace, you'll see all the highlights of Vienna on this three-hour city tour. The tour ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.51

Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 449 Reviews

Experience the highlights of Austria's capital in a fun, relaxing way on this Vienna hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop off at any of the 15 stops around the city ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Valid for 24 or 48 hours

From USD $32.68

Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Get to know Vienna on your choice of a 3-hour, 5-hour or 7-hour private tour of the city! With an expert local guide at your side, discover the city’s rich ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $57.18

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