The new town hall was built from 1872-1883 to replace the old town hall in Wipplingerstraße; it is unashamedly ... More
The new town hall was built from 1872-1883 to replace the old town hall in Wipplingerstraße; it is unashamedly neo-Gothic in style. The architect, Friedrich von Schmidt, was chosen by the authorities in a competition for the best design. A huge central tower, topped by the three-meter-high statue of a knight in amour with a lance, dominates the front facade. Known affectionately as the Rathausmann, it was designed by Franz Gastell. The facade's most attractive feature is its lofty loggia with the delicate tracery and curved balconies. The building has seven courtyards, summer concerts are held in the Arkadenhof courtyard and winter's Christmas Market and Ice Skating is held at the Rathausplatz. At the top of the first of the two grand staircases is the Festsaal, a ceremonial hall that stretches the length of the building.
This building was a very nice thing to look at and take pictures of. I was a bit disappointed that we werent able to go in. If I remember right you can only go in if you are in a group and have reservations.
Situated on the south side of Rathausplatz, this edifice designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, is one of the
most striking examples of the Ringstrasse era's architecture. From street level, it is difficult to see past the giant ...
Just 300 metres to metro! 24h reception! Few minutes to city centre!All rooms are equipped with private shower, toilet, SAT
TV, cost free LAN internet connector for your notebook.To the next metro station you have to walk just 300 ...
The Belvedere comprises two magnificent baroque mansions facing each other across a sloping formal garden. Prince Eugène of Savoy, whose
campaigns against the Turks enabled the Habsburg Empire to reclaim Hungary, purchased some land beyond the city walls in ...
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