The main road divides the Városháza square that used to be a beef market and was far from downtown. The rich and busy trade and industrial town quickly grew out of the city walls and from the 19thcentury the different factories, institutes and houses were built.
The building of the new City Hall was the icing on the cake of this boom. The building was founded with the wealth that József Bisinger left for that town. It was built in 1896-1898 during the time of Károly Zechmeister and it became the symbol of Győr.
Architect Jenő Hübner timed the opening of the city hall at the millennium and the building was intended to emphasize the significance of the year.
We can see the coat of arms on the frontispiece that was donated by Maria Theresa to the town. On the coat of arms we can see the patron of Győr who is martyr Saint Stephen, the three rivers, and the castle of Győr.
The 59 meter tall tower was built after the fire tower that was above the Fehérvári Gate until World War I. Since 1985 we can hear the carillon of Attila Remény who is a composer from Győr at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.. The musical machine was made by Lajos Gulácsi and was brought to Győr from his workshop in Pécs.
You can visit the tower and the assembly hall of City Hall. You can sign up for it through our tourist information office via the following e-mail address:email@example.com.