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Austrian Parliament Building (Parlamentsgebäude)

The Austrian Parliament Building, also known as the Parlamentsgebäude, offers a captivating blend of history, art, and democratic significance. 

  • Architectural Splendor: Designed by Theophil von Hansen in the Hellenic style, the building exudes grandeur and elegance. Its classical motifs pay homage to ancient Greece, symbolizing law, freedom, and democratic ideals. Originally built to house the Imperial Council of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it now serves as Austria’s democratically-elected parliament.

  • Statues and Symbolism: As you approach, statues of prominent figures from Greek and Roman history greet you. Thucydides, Polybius, Xenophon, Julius Caesar, Tacitus, Titus Livius, and Sallust stand guard, representing the intellectual legacy that informs modern governance.

  • Athena and Victory: At the center of the building, a white marble statue of Athena, the Greek Goddess of wisdom, war, and peace, holds Nike, the Goddess of victory. It’s a powerful symbol of enlightenment and triumph.

  • Roof Chariots: Look up, and you’ll spot horse-drawn chariots adorning the roof, signifying victory and progress.

  • Emperor Franz Joseph: A statue of Emperor Franz Joseph, who reigned during the building’s construction, stands proudly near the top facade.

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