"Nothing ratty about the Rathaus!" Neues Rathaus Tip by tiabunna

Neues Rathaus, Vienna: 34 reviews and 80 photos

  Wedding photos under the arches
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  • Wedding photos under the arches - Vienna
      Wedding photos under the arches
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  • Gleaming under the sun in the distance - Vienna
      Gleaming under the sun in the distance
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  • Past the main entry, toward the Votive Church - Vienna
      Past the main entry, toward the Votive Church
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  • From the main entry, toward the Hofburg Theatre - Vienna
      From the main entry, toward the Hofburg Theatre
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  • Profile view on a wet day - Vienna
      Profile view on a wet day
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We first saw the Rathaus from the city area, bright against a blue sky. It looked impressive, and the sight confirmed that it deserved to be on our list of things to do. Unfortunately, when we visited a few days later, the weather was bleak with light drizzle, and the light dull and flat.

Believe it or not, the Gothic-styled Rathaus is the Viennese version of the City Hall! Built in the late 1800s, the interior apparently is equally impressive, but we visited on a weekend when it was closed ? on weekdays it is not only open, but there are guided tours (in German only).

Part of the reason I wished to visit was to try re-creating a photo from the film The Third Man: I did that (see ?General? tips), but i also soon found that this is just a great photographic venue! Obviously, the photographic team further down under the arches and taking just THE shot of a bridal couple knew that already. Across the way was the Hofburg Theatre. Go along with your cameras and find out for yourselves!

Main photo: Wedding photos under the arches
Second photo: Rathaus gleaming on a sunny day
Third photo: Toward the Votive Church
Fourth photo: Toward the Hofburg Theatre
Fifth photo: Profile from the Ringstrasse.

Address: Rathausplatz
Directions: Head around the Ringstrasse from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, past the Parliament, and you'll see the Rathaus across the Rathaus Park - it's over 100M high, so it's hard to miss!
Phone: +43 1 52550
Website: http://www.wien.gv.at/verwaltung/rathaus/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 16, 2007
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