2. Liberec’s extravagant Town hall
Standing proud on Edvard Benes Square, this grand and intricately-decorated building is another symbol for Liberec and a reminder of the city’s Austro-Hungarian past. It was designed by the Viennese architect Franz Neumann in the alpine renaissance style at the end of the 19th century, and bears a striking resemblance to Vienna’s own town hall. The stained-glass windows are exceptionally complex, while the narrow ceremonial tower rises 62 metres above the square. In the summer tours are available on the hour daily, and from October to May the building is only open on Thursdays.