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Austrian Parliament Building, Vienna: 82 reviews and 201 photos

  Austria's parliament in Ringstrasse
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  • Austria's parliament in Ringstrasse - Vienna
      Austria's parliament in Ringstrasse
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  • Pallas Athene in front of the parliament - Vienna
      Pallas Athene in front of the parliament
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  • great bases for the street-lamps there - Vienna
      great bases for the street-lamps there
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  • in the entrance-hall of parliament - Vienna
      in the entrance-hall of parliament
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  • the lovely door-handle of Parlament - Vienna
      the lovely door-handle of Parlament
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The Austrian Parliament looks like an old greek temple, but in fact it dates back to the end of the 19th century and was constructed by Theophil Hansen as a part of the Ringstrassen-architecture. You may visit the parliament with a guided tour and after the reconstruction-works that ended in 2005 they even have a shop for parliament-souvenirs there. Take a closer look at the great monument of Pallas Athene and various fine details, like the door-handle on one of my pictures. The entrance-hall is beautifully decorated with mosaiques and even the street-lamps are decorated with swans and sculptures out of the greek mythology.

Address: A-1010 Wien Dr.Lueger-Ring
Directions: You may get to the Parlament by tram #1 and #2 or by U-bahn, exit Volkstheater
Phone: +43 1 401100
Website: http://www.parlament.gv.at/

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2012
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