The building of the Capitol building in the Vienna imitation of Greek, known as "Europe''s most beautiful Capitol" laudatory name. Now here is the national assembly to Austria and the Austrian federal parliament is located. Visit tour of the Capitol building in the center of the city of Vienna Vienna ring road, adjacent to the city hall park and the hofburg, originally belonging to the habsburg Austria congress. Before the Capitol is the famous statue of Athena, left hand holding a sceptre, on behalf of justice, the right hand holds the goddess of victory, she was at the foot of the statue is a symbol of the austro-hungarian empire of the four great rivers, the Danube, the Rhine river, the river elbe and moldova.
The statues and architectural features of this building are well worth seeing. Quite unique and reminiscent of Roman influences.
It's difficult to sing the praises of how "fun" a tour of a government building is, but I have to admit I enjoyed my tour of the Austrian Parliament. Perhaps it was the personable and wisecracking tour guide, or the fact that I was already steeping in the historical and political aspects of the country's capital, but I was intrigued with everything I learned on this tour - like the fact that the Austrians modeled their parliament building (and government itself) after the Greeks. The great hall is dominated by thirteen towering columns in classic Greek style, symbolizing and mirroring their system of democracy. This is also a perfect activity for hot afternoons when you need to escape the Viennese sun.
It's parliament, nothing too special but a fantastic building that is so stunningly created