The Vienna City Hall, built from 1872 to 1883 by Friedrich von Schmidt, former master builder in Cologne, is the most important non-church building in Vienna in neo-Gothic style.
The tower height is 97.9 m, in addition there is the so-called "Iron Town Hall man", the 3.40 m, with the standard 6 m, measures and has become a Viennese landmark. Shoe size: 63. The Vienna City Hall is the official residence of the mayor and venue of city senate / state government and municipal council / state parliament.
The town hall was built from 1872 to 1883 and is a building of superlatives: About 30 million bricks and more than 40,000 cubic meters of natural stone were installed. The arcade courtyard of the Town Hall is one of the largest courtyards in Europe, measuring 2,804 m². The ballroom is 71 meters long, 20 meters wide and 18.5 meters high. If allowed by fire, 1,500 couples could dance waltzes at the same time.
Numerous events take place in and in front of the town hall. One of the most important and well-known is certainly the Life Ball, which takes place every year in May. But also many other balls go in the beautiful building every year over the stage. From November, the Christmas market in front of the town hall will bring a Christmas atmosphere. And from January to March, Rathausplatz and Rathauspark are transformed into the most beautiful skating rinks in the world.
The City Hall also houses the Vienna City and Regional Library (with its extensive Viennensia collection) and the Vienna City and State Archives.
July 9, 2018
The city hall is seat of the government and administration of Vienna as well as an open house for citizens as well as guests of the city. Around 950 events take place here every year. By 2024, the natural stone facade of the town hall will be renovated.
February 7, 2019
The Vienna City Hall on Rathausplatz in the 1st district of Vienna, Inner City, until 1960 distinguished from the Old Town Hall called New Town Hall, was built from 1872 to 1883 according to designs by architect Friedrich von Schmidt in the style of neo-Gothic. Here are the official offices of the mayor of Vienna and provincial governor, since 1885 of the municipal council and since 1920 of the Landtag, the Vienna City Senate and the Vienna Provincial Government, the municipal director and various magistrate departments.
October 30, 2019
Town hall (1., Rathausplatz 1, Felderstraße 1, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, Lichtenfelsgasse 2), built 1872-1883 in historicist forms according to plans and under the direction of the k. k. Senior building officer Friedrich Schmidt.
Today's town hall was officially called the "New Town Hall" from 1883 to 1960, in contrast to the Old Town Hall, the previous location of the town hall on Wipplingerstraße. The name was changed on June 14, 1960 (MD Decree 2134/60).
December 25, 2020
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