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Austrian Parliament Building

Watch the center of power of Austria
Austrian Parliament Building

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About Austrian Parliament Building

The Austrian Parliament building is a place where the two house of parliament go on to conduct their sessions. The foundation stone of the building was laid in 1874 and the construction of it was over in 1883. In fact it works out to be one of the largest structures here, spread over 13,500 metres. One of the focal points of the building has been the Pallas Athena fountain that is part of the entrance of the main building. It was a plan by Hansen from 1898 to 1902 and works out to be a notable attraction of Austria. He went on to choose a Greek design style for the building which went on to reflect the law of freedom and law.

This destination is part of several important ceremonies with the prime being the swearing in ceremony of the President of Austria along with the state speech on October 26th. There is no harm in confirming the fact that this is the place where all the laws of the country are made. In fact this was a part of the urban expansion along with renewal project which began with the demolition of the former city wall.

The architecture along with the law of the place

As this has been the case with most historic sites, the world war two did take a massive toll on the architecture of the building. It went on to be demolished into bits and pieces by Allied aerial bombing but it is the reconstruction work that provided the state an opportunity to remodel the interiors. Throughout the building classic motifs tend to appear as well. The two statues at the entrance of the building are decorated with statues.

Xenophon has a deep Vienna connection, as he was the first author who scripted books on riding along with instructions on the same. This lead to a situation where this form of art began to be practiced at the Spanish riding school. In other regions of the building Nike too turned up. It is the horse drawn chariots that go on to dominate the roof which is all driven by her, and worked out to be major symbols of victory.

It is just under the topmost point of the building you are going to come across, a statue of Emperor Franz Joseph. It was under his supervision the building went on to be constructed. The other beliefs along with statues have a tinge of Roman and Greek culture as part of it.

On all counts it works out to be a major masterpiece.

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What are the visiting hours for the Austrian Parliament Building?

The parliament is open for a visit between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm from Monday to Saturday.

What is the entry fee for the Austrian Parliament Building?

There is no entry fee for public visits and guided tours.

How much does a guided tour of Big Ben and Parliament cost?

Tickets for adults are GBP 28 and for children is GBP 12.