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Half-Day Private Ringstrasse Project History Tour in Vienna
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Well worth going on a free guided tour of the Rathaus. The food market in front of the Rataus is a nice place to spend a summer evening.

Visited July 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Absolute must for the Christmas markt! Then go grab a seat at Landemanns across the street for a grown up coffee and a view of the twinkly lights

Visited December 2013
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very nice and imposing Flemish style”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Saw it only from the outside since we visited it on a Saturday. From the outside is imposing and reminds one of the Brugge and Bruxelles townhouses.

Visited April 2014
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“Rathaus - Beautiful Gothic style building, lovely to see at night”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Not far from the Austrian Parliament, situated on Rathausplatz is Neues Rathuas (Town Hall), which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, particularly at night when the facade is illuminated with floodlights.

Built by Friedrich von Schmidt in 1883 in Gothic style, Rathaus is just a lovely building to see. The facade with its vaulted arches, statues, bell tower and minor towers make a lovely views and good reason to snap off a few pictures with your camera. We enjoy seeing Rathaus during the day with blue skies behind it. However, at night the building is stunning when it is lit by floodlights. This is when we most enjoy seeing Rathaus.

If you visit during the winter months, you can also see a ice skating rink and skating trail that weaves through Rathausplatz, just in front of Rathaus building. A Christmas market is also held at this spot during the holiday season, making it particularly nice to visit then.

Overall, we very much like the Rathaus building and have enjoyed seeing it several times during trips to Vienna. Combined with other impressive attractions in the area like the Parliament Building, Burgtheatre, Volksgarten and nearby Kuntsthistorisches, Naturhistorisches and Museum Quarter museums, this is a lovely building to see when you are in Vienna.

Visited March 2014
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“Lovely location, food nothing to write home about”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a beautiful historic building, has friendly waiting staff but has a very limited menu and food and wine are so-so. Prices are very reasonable. If you are looking for a quick bite or the Austrian experience of eating a schnitzel, by all means this is the place for you, are you looking for a more sophisticated or culinary experience, please don't.

Visited March 2014
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