The Demoracy Quarter
Welcome to the Democracy Quarter!
The Parliament Building, a magnificent edifice by Theophil Hansen which dates back to the 19th century, is getting on in years and needs major renovation. Parliament’s home will therefore turn into a building site for the next few years, but parliamentary business will continue unhindered and undisturbed – at different locations which form a coherent area: the Democracy Quarter. The Austrian Parliament and its work will thus enjoy high visibility, and it will of course remain possible for the interested public to visit the National Council and the Federal Council and to obtain information on parliamentary activities.
Access for visitors of plenary sittings and for guided tours will be at the Main Entrance at Josefsplatz. On Heldenplatz, services for the public will be offered at two additional locations: the Democracy Workshop in the Ring Pavilion, and the Info Point Platz.Mit.Bestimmung in the Burg Pavilion. In front of the historical Parliament Building, the Info Point Bau.Stelle informs about the ongoing renovation. The Parliamentary Librar y’s services will be available at the Palais Epstein.
- Democracy Quarter - Guided Tours and Info Points / PDF, 1540 KB
- Democracy Quarter - General Plan / PDF, 478 KB
1 Hofburg | Main Entrance, Josefsplatz
The Main Entrance at Josefsplatz is the starting point of guided tours and also the entrance for visitors of National and Federal Council sittings. It also offers general information, a souvenir shop and an opportunity to buy tickets for guided tours.
2 Burg Pavilion | Info Point Platz.Mit.Bestimmung
The Info Point Platz.Mit.Bestimmung, accommodated on the Burg Pavilion’s ground floor, provides interactive information on democracy and the parliamentary system. A special focus is devoted to the history of the Heldenplatz and to archaeological findings. A branch of the Parliament Shop sells tickets for guided tours and souvenirs and offers a wide variety of information leaflets and booklets.
3 Ring | Info Point Bau.Stelle
The Info Point Bau.Stelle informs about the renovation, explains why the renovation is necessary and what the next stages of the project are. A branch of the Parliament Shop offers the opportunity to buy tickets for guided tours, souvenirs and publications.
4 Ring Pavilion | Democracy Workshop
The Democracy Workshop has reopened its doors to children and young people on the ground floor of the Ring Pavilion. It will continue to offer its wide range of different workshops. For more information and for registration please refer to the website www.demokratiewebstatt.at.
5 Palais Epstein | Parliamentary Library
The Parliamentary Library is at your service at Palais Epstein. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information please call +43 1 401 10-2285 or visit the Library’s Website: Parliamentary Library
- Main Entrance, Josefsplatz: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Info Point Platz.Mit.Bestimmung: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Info Point Bau.Stelle: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Democracy Workshop: for an appointment please call +43-1-401 10-2930 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parliamentary Library: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We look forward to your visit!