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The traditional summer film festival at Rathausplatz in front of Vienna City Hall takes place from 30 June to 2 September 2012.
Detailed program day by day:
As every year, the films will begin every day in the evening when it gets dark – starting after half past nine in July, the beginning will shift to earlier times (21:00, 20:30) as days will be getting shorter in August and September.
Rathausplatz Film Festival is open air and entrance is free of charge. Reservations and not needed (and not possible). If you want to sit, make sure you come in front of the Rathaus early, especially when there is a better known film or opera.
As every year, there will be many open-air restaurants and food stands at Rathausplatz during the film festival. They are usually open from 11:00 to 24:00 daily.
Rathausplatz (City Hall Square) is located just off Ringstrasse in the south-western part of Innere Stadt (Inner City, the first district). It is close to many landmarks, including the Imperial Palace Hofburg, the museums at Maria-Theresien-Platz, Volksgarten, or Burgtheater (across the Ringstrasse from Rathausplatz).
The nearest U-Bahn stations are Rathaus (U2), Volkstheater (U2, U3), and Schottentor (U2). There is also very frequent tram service on Ringstrasse.
The time when the Rathaus Film Festival takes place – July and August – is when Vienna city centre gets most visited by tourists. Many hotels near Rathausplatz and the Inner City will be sold out, sometimes (especially for weekends) long in advance. It is highly recommended to book accommodation early. Search hotels near Vienna Rathausplatz directly or see more information:
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