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Vienna Town Hall


Vienna Town Hall, known as Wiener Rathaus, was built between 1872 and 1883 by Friedrich von Schmidt. It is one of the most famous buildings of neo-Gothic architecture of all Europe. The Town Hall is 57 meters wide and 127 meters long and it has seven courtyards with baroque influences. It hosts the Civic and Regional Library of Vienna and, inside it, take place very important events such as dancing, film festivals and sporting events. In front of it there is a big square where, during Christmas time, takes place the Christmas market and where, after that, is placed a beautiful skating rink.

If you want to visit it you just have to go there on monday, wednesday or friday at 1 pm, since these are the days when guided tour for individuals take place, also with audioguide.


Il Municipio di Vienna, chiamato Wiener Rathaus, venne costruito dal 1872 al 1883 da Friedrich von Schmidt. È uno degli edifici di architettura neogotica più conosciuti di tutta Europa. Il Municipio è largo 57 metri e lungo 127 e presenta sette cortili, con influenze di stile barocco. Esso ospita la Biblioteca Civica e Regionale di Vienna e, al suo interno, si svolgono eventi molto importanti come balli, festival cinematografici e manifestazioni sportive. Davanti al Municipio c’è una grande piazza dove, nel periodo natalizio, si svolge il Mercatino di Natale e dove, successivamente, viene collocata una bellissima pista da pattinaggio.

Per visitarla basta recarvisi di lunedì, mercoledì e venerdì alle ore 13, giornate in cui si svolgono visite guidate per singole persone, anche con audioguide.

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