Completed in 1881, the Justizpalast is home to the supreme court. It’s an impressive neo-Renaissance building that – as long as you’re...
Designed by Theophil von Hansen, the same architect who created the plans for the Österreichisches Parlament (Austrian parliament) next...
Spreading out between the Burgtheater and Heldenplatz, the Volksgarten (People’s Garden) is great for relaxing among dignified rose...
Housed in the 25hours Hotel , Dachboden has stunning views of Vienna's skyline from its beach bar–style decked terrace. DJs spins jazz,...
Hoppers (made from baked rice) and string hoppers (steamed noodles made of rice and wheat) are terrific for mopping up the spicy Sri...
The Parlament building opposite the Volksgarten strikes a governing pose over the Ringstrasse. Its neoclassical facade and Greek pillars, designed by Theophil Hansen in 1883, are striking, and the beautiful Athena Fountain , sculpted by Karl Kundmann, which guards the building, offsets it magnificently.
The visitor centre directly behind Athena is where you can find out about the history of Austrian politics and how parliament runs, from a multimedia show of video clips and interactive screens. A 55-minute guided tour , available in German or English, gives insight into the inner workings of this political powerhouse.