Historical Buildings

Town Hall, Liberec

The neo-Renaissance Liberec Town Hall building was constructed in 1893, and was designed by Viennese architect F. Neumann. It is famous for its close resemblance to Vienna City Hall. In 2023 the Town Hall was declared a national cultural heritage site.
Location
Address:nám. Dr. E. Beneše 1/1Liberec, 460 59GPS:50°46'11.5''N; 15°03'29.9''E[Map]
Contact
Phone:+420 485 101 709E-mail:info@visitliberec.euWeb:www.visitliberec.euwww.liberec.cz

Grand architecture

The neo-Renaissance Town Hall was built in 1888-1893 by the renowned construction company Sachers and Gärtner following a design by Viennese architect Franz Neumann, and so it’s no wonder that it looks reminiscent of the Vienna City Hall. Above the massive entrance there is an eye-catching stone relief depicting the foundation of the old and new town halls and a balustrade balcony, from which many prominent figures have given speeches. Although the 61-metre-high main tower, topped by the sculpture of a knight, is an interesting feature, the lavishly decorated facades, rare stained-glass windows and magnificent ceremonial hall, a fine example of precise craftsmanship, are well worthy of note. Despite its age, the Town Hall is still one of the finest pieces of architecture in the city below Ještěd. 

Ornate interiors

Take a walk through the Town Hall’s corridors and try to guess what guilds are represented in the various panels, and you can be sure it’ll be no easy task. Notice the busts of the prominent figures in the niches by the main staircase. Do you recognise them all? In summer, you can join our guide and take a look at the Ceremonial Hall, the decor of which celebrates various aspects of life, and can also climb up to the Town Hall tower, from where there are beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Ceremonial Hall

Welcome to the hall where good triumphs over the dark forces of evil. This is the motif depicted in the ceiling painting by Andreas Groll, and it is also worth noting the original brass chandelier that hangs above your head. It weighs 450 kg and is so huge that it has to be lowered by a pulley in order to be cleaned. The impressive atmosphere of the Ceremonial Hall is enhanced by the six stained-glass windows, with the various figures depicted representing science, art, mercantilism, industry, the textile trade and the city administration. Another beautiful piece of work is the wooden allegorical sculpture above the ceremonial arch, the central figure of which is a woman representing the city of Liberec; science and education are depicted on the left, while the right-hand side is dedicated to allegories of trade, construction and crafts.

Viewing tower and knight

The main Town Hall tower soars up to a height of 61 metres, and is topped by Roland the Knight, the symbolical protector of the city's rights and privileges. A little lower (at a height of 31 metres) is the observation deck, which you can visit with a guide after clambering up 187 steps; on the way up you can also admire the beautiful clock mechanism, with a fascinating diameter of 275 cm. 


Tours of the Town Hall

  • By yourself: The Town Hall building houses the city council offices and so is open to the public during office hours. You can walk its corridors by yourselves with no need for a guide.
  • Guided tours: In the summer, our guide can take you for a look at the ceremonial hall, which is the most beautiful hall in the building, and you can also climb the tower, which offers some wonderful views of the city centre. Note that you can't get into the ceremonial hall or go up the tower by yourself without a guide. You can find details of the tours - prices and times - in the tabs.
Opening hours






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June Sa - Su 9:00 - 11:00 open
July - August Mo - Fr 9:00 - 15:00 open
Sa - Su 9:00 - 11:00 open

City hall tours start on the hour.
CIRCUIT I - ceremonial hall, corridors, tower
Full entrance fee:100,00 CZK
Family entrance fee:200,00 CZKMax. 2 adults and 3 children
Children's tickets:70,00 CZK for children up to 15 years
Student admission:70,00 CZK
Senior admission:70,00 CZK for persons over 65 years
Note:Ceremonial Hall is inaccessible during the event!
FREE OF CHARGE:
Primary, secondary and high school (during the school year with a teacher).
Disability Card holders year-round.
CIRCUIT II - ceremonial hall (only)
Full entrance fee:50,00 CZK
Family entrance fee:100,00 CZKMax. 2 adults and 3 children
Foreign language commentary:50,00 CZK
Note:Ceremonial Hall is inaccessible during the event!
No discounts.
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