Austrian Parliament, Vienna

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    Austrian Parliament

    by y2ketan2007 Written Aug 12, 2007

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    A wonderful parliament building - no other city in the world can boast of a more beautiful government building. Can you imagine that they let you in to witness the proceedings when the parliament is in session.You only need to carry your passport and make a request at the parliament building office.The security staff are so tourist friendly.The fountain in front of the building is superb.

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    Parliament

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 16, 2006

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    Built from 1874 to 1883 in the Greek style, the Parliament building is home to both houses of Austrian Parliament. Originally constructed for the Austria-Hungarian Imperial and Provincial delegations, in 1918 it became home of the Austrian National and Federal Parliament. The statue of Athena stands prominently at the front of the building.

    Parliament is located on Ringstrasse next to the Palace of Justice, Natural History Museum, Hofburg, Wolksgarden, and the Rathaus.

    Guided tours are typically at 11am and 3 pm.

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    Parliament

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 11, 2006

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    Parliament

    This grand looking building was constructed between and 1883 and 1918 and is now home of the Austrian Parliament.

    It is directly across the road from the beautiful Volksgarten (People's Garden).

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    Parlament

    by viddra Written May 12, 2005

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    Parlament (Parliament) is the place where 2 Houses (Upper-Bundesrat and Lower-Nationalrat) meet.It was designed by Theophil Hansen in 1874-1883 as the parliament building for the Habsburg Empire, but now it's the Austrian Parliament building. It's decorated with statues of Greek and Roman historians, statesmen and scholars.
    We had the chance to walk the corridors of this impressive building and hear some interesting facts from the Austrian political stage.

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    by grkboiler Written Nov 4, 2004
    Parliament

    Parliament is a beautiful Neo-Classical structure completed in 1884. It was constructed as the Parliament to the Austrian part of the Habsburg empire. After the empire collapsed in 1918, the Republic of Austria was formed. Most of the building was destroyed in WWII but it was rebuilt shortly after.

    A highlight of the outside of the structure is the fountain with the imposing statue of Pallas Athene. This was placed here in 1902.

    The Austrian Parliament is made of 2 houses - Nationalrat (National Council) and Bundesrat (Federal Council). The Nationalrat has 183 seats and members are elected for 4 year terms directly by the people of Austria. The Bundesrat has its 64 members delegated by the legislature from the 9 provinces based on proportional distribution of the political parties in the province. The Nationalrat passes legislation and the Bundesrat has the job to approve it.

    You can take a guided tour of Parliament as long as it is not in session. Tours leave on the hour and the schedule varies.

    Unfortunately, the Parliament was undergoing renovations when I was in Vienna, so the picture is not good.

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    Austrian Parliament Building

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Austrian Parliament building is designed to look like a Greek temple. It was completed in 1883 and was restored in the 1990's.

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    by Redang Written Apr 1, 2010

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    The Parliament House was built by Teophil von Hansen between 1.874 and 1.883 in greek style.

    Thre are also guided tours.

    - Fax: (+43) (1) 40 110 25 37

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    The Parliament

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 6, 2005

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    The Parliament

    In 2001 UNESCO declared the Historical Center of Vienna as a World Cultural Heritage.

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    Parliament Building

    by TexasDave Written Feb 25, 2005
    As Seen from the Ringstrasse

    Large Neo-Classical building built between 1874-84. It was here that Republic of Austria was proclaimed in 1919.

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    Parliament renovation

    by William1982 Written Aug 16, 2004
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    I have no idea what this little house was doing on top of the Parliament building, maybe some of the MP's don't want to be late for work and decided to live on site.......

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    Parliament

    by dinhyen Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    Fountain, Parliament

    A stone's throw away from the Gothic gem Rathaus is this imposing Classical edifice. The fountain in front depicts Pallas-Athena.

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