Reception at the Mayor's Office

IMPORTANT! The event is already booked out but you may sign up for the waiting list (please ask on-site at the conference desk).


This reception at the Rathaus (City Hall) of Vienna is open to all registered participants of the conference plus their accompanying persons, if desired. Please note that the reception is included in the conference fee but you (and accompanying persons) have to register for it (in the registration form). Please don't forget to bring your invitation (will be handed out to you together with the conference material at the registration desk) to the reception!

When: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 20:00

Where: Rathaus/City Hall, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna



The Vienna City Hall

The City Hall is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along Vienna's. Designed by Friedrich Schmidt (1825-1891), it was erected between 1872 and 1883. The architecture of the Ringstraße is dominated by historicism. In Historicism various stylistic elements of the past were combined into a style in its own right. Friedrich Schmidt however orientated himself just on one particular epoch. The City Hall was built in gothical style, with a tower similar to gothic cathedrals. The gothic era saw the growth of the cities and the emergence of an urban burgeoisie.

Today the City Hall is the head office of Vienna's municipal administration. More than 2000 people work in the building. Visitors are stunned by the magnificent appointments of the state rooms, which frequently provide an atmospheric backdrop to various events such as press conferences, concerts or balls.

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