The height of the tower is 97.9 m, plus the so-called "Iron Rathausmann", who measures 3.4 m (6 m including the standard) and has become a symbol of Vienna. Shoe size: 63. Vienna City Hall is the official seat of the Mayor and the meeting place of the city senate/provincial government and the Municipal Council/Landtag.
City Hall was built between 1872 and 1883 and is a building of superlatives: Around 30 million bricks and more than 40,000 cubic meters of natural stone were used. The Arkadenhof of City Hall is one of the biggest inner courtyards in Europe with an area of 2,804 m². The Festival Hall is 71 meters long, 20 meters wide and 18.5 meters high. If the fire authorities were to allow it, 1,500 couples could dance the waltz here at the same time.
Numerous events are held inside and in front of City Hall: balls as well as film festivals and sports events. Starting in November, the Advent market in front of City Hall creates the right atmosphere in the run-up to Christmas. And from January to March, City Hall Square and City Hall Park transform into the most beautiful skating rink in the world.
City Hall is also home to the Vienna City and Regional Library (with its extensive collection of Viennensia) and the Vienna City and Regional Archive.
Tip: ivie´s audio walk
Discover the Ring with ivie: The digitale city guide leads you to the top sights as well as the hidden highlights along Vienna´s showpiece boulevard. ivie has an exciting audio chapter in store for many stops along the Ring, including the City Hall.