Rathaus Tours

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.

Location
Address: Rathausplatz, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Hours: Open business hours in public areas, or guided tours (in German) on Mon, Wed, Fri at 1pm
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Half-Day Private Ringstrasse Project History Tour in Vienna

See the highlights and hidden gems of the Ringstrasse on a private, 3-hour history tour with an expert guide. Walk to the boulevard’s architectural landmarks, and learn why UNESCO designated the circular road as a world heritage site. Hear about the architects that designed the street’s most iconic buildings, and get a glimpse of Vienna’s legendary café culture in Café Schwarzenberg. Enjoy Vienna’s finest people watching, and discover the best places to eat, drink and live like a Viennese while taking in one of the city’s most vibrant districts.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$390,00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour

Explore the magnificent city of Vienna on this 3.5-hour city tour by coach, including admission into the Schönbrunn Palace without waiting time. Pass major attractions like the Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the Vienna State Opera as you drive along the famed Ringstrasse. Afterward, explore the lavish summer home of the Hapsburg monarchs, the Schönbrunn Palace. Skip the line at the entrance and learn the rich stories of its residents as you stroll from room to room.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour

Explore the vibrant city of Vienna on a 3-, 5- or 7-hour private tour. Led by an expert guide, travel along the famous Ringstrasse to see the Vienna Rathaus and other top attractions, while learning the rich history behind the Austrian capital from your private guide. Pass the multi-hued Hundertwasserhaus and the opulent grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace. Opt for the 7-hour tour to include a trip to the wine town of Grinzig and to Belvedere Palace.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Vienna City Classic Walk with a Small Group

Get personalized attention on this 2-hour small-group walking tour of Vienna. With an intimate group of just 15 people or fewer, see highlights such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. Learn about the history, culture, and famous residents of Vienna from your guide as you walk.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Vienna Christmas Tour

Visit three of Vienna’s most famous Christmas market areas on this walking tour of Austria’s capitol city. Listen to your guide tell you holiday stories about Christmas traditions important to locals as you make your way through the streets. See popular attractions, such St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace, and visit Christmas markets in Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and near Belvedere Palace.
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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New Year's Eve Gala in Vienna City Hall's Grand Ballroom

New Year’s Eve should be an unforgettable night of raucous revelry. Ensure you celebrate the turn of the year with style and sophistication during this 7.5-hour gala celebration in Vienna’s Rathaus. This unique experience offers you the chance to dine in the Rathaus’ Grand Ballroom and watch ballet dancers and vocalists perform a magical ensemble. Marvel at midnight fireworks on the Grand Balcony, and waltz to classical Viennese music until the early hours of the morning. Choose from booking options depending on budget and personal preference.  
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Christmas Vintage Photo Tour with a Polaroid Camera in Vienna

Make this Christmas one to remember with this special Vienna tour that lets you take Polaroid pictures along the way. Pass important city sights such as the Austrian Parliament, Hofburg Palace, and St. Charles' Church. Plus, stroll through Christmas markets lit up and decorated with holiday cheer.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Vienna City Segway Tour

See Vienna by Segway on this 3-hour private sightseeing tour of the city. Led by a private guide, see top attractions including City Hall, the Ringstrasse and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since your tour is private, you can customize your route to best suit your interests, learning about the city’s history, architecture and culture as you go.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Vienna City Segway Day Tour

Glide through the streets of Vienna on a 3-hour Segway tour of the city. Led by a local guide, cruise around the famous Ringstrasse and spot top attractions. See the Rathaus building, the opulent Hofburg Palace and explore the Austrian capital’s scenic parks. As you go, learn about Vienna’s rich history and the stories behind each architectural gem. Enjoy your choice of a morning, afternoon or evening tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$103,10
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Vienna City Bike Tour

Cycle through the streets of Vienna on this 3-hour bike and city tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past top attraction such as the Albertina, St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Stadtpark and Heldenplatz. As you travel along bike paths and quieter streets, your guide will discuss the fascinating stories behind each landmark. Enjoy your choice of a morning, afternoon or evening departure.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Ringstrasse Walking Tour

Explore Vienna's most famous boulevard, the Ringstrasse, on this 3-hour tour with a small group. Follow your guide to stroll along the well-known road, listening to tales of its history, construction, and importance to Viennese city life.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$105,00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

Cycle the streets of Vienna on this 3-hour biking tour of the city. Led by an expert guide, saddle up and see the bright hues of the Hundertwasserhaus and the iconic Ferris wheel at the Prater. You’ll also pass top sites like Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the Opera House, learning about the city’s history from your guide as you go. After three hours of sightseeing and fresh air, your tour will conclude at its original departure point. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights

Explore Vienna’s essential sites on a private, 3.5-hour walking tour with a great orientation to the city’s public transport. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the experience to your interests as you walk or take the underground and/or tramway from your hotel to the Belvedere Palace. Board a tram (be sure to bring the proper fare!) past the Soviet Monument, Karlsplatz, and the magnificent Viennese State Opera. Learn about the city’s most beloved historic figures while visiting historic cafés, neighborhoods, and landmarks; see the iconic spires of St Stephen’s Cathedral as you get an insider’s perspective on life in Austria’s capital city.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna Vintage Photo Tour With a Polaroid Camera

Capture the Austrian capital through the lens of your camera on this 2.5-hour vintage photo tour with a Polaroid camera. Follow your guide through the city streets and discover photogenic attractions such as St Charles' Church, Vienna State Opera, Otto Wagner Pavilion, City Hall, Votive Church and Hofburg Palace. With your vintage Polaroid camera in hand, frame your shots and open the shutter. Listen as your guide shares handy tips and tricks to take the best shots, and perhaps see your old hobby in a new light.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Vienna Evening Walking Tour

When your vacation starts, why not discover Vienna straight away? Making the perfect start to your time in the city, this short evening walking tour introduces you to the key sights with a private guide. Where you go and what you see is personalized to you. Perhaps visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, or stroll through the history-laced squares of Vienna Old Town before you end at a beer garden or restaurant. Logistics such as the start time and meeting point can also be tailored to you.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Vienna Day Trip from Ljubljana

The Austrian capital of Vienna is renowned for its imperial history and UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center. On this full-day tour from Ljubljana, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport by minivan and benefit from a small group size. In Vienna, visit the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, drive the famous RingStrasse, and admire landmarks such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral on a guided walking tour, then enjoy some free time to explore independently.
  • Duration: 18 hours
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US$172,61
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  • Duration: 18 hours
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