The Building

A landmark of the Ringstraße, the Parliament building is a heritage monument as well as the heart of Austrian democracy.

Architecture & History

Architect Theophil Hansen created the Austrian Parliament as a brick and mortar place that embodies the ideals of democracy and a work place for the hundreds of elected representatives.

In the almost one and a half centuries of its existence, the Parliament building has been the site of many historic moments.

Learn more about the architectural vision behind the building and its rich history.

Portraits der NationalratspräsidentInnen. Von links: Andreas Khol und Barbara Prammer

Palais Epstein

Learn about the historic Palais Epstein, a neighbouring building that houses administration and events.

Vorher - Nachher Agora

Before and After

Impressions from the Parliament pre and post renovation

Menschen bei Führung im historischen Sitzungssaal

Guided Tours

Experience the building live during a guided tour or virtually.