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Entrance to Heroes Square

We visited Burgtor whilst in the Hofburg area of Vienna. The entrance to Heroes square it is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom J
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Essex, United Kingdom
Gateway to the Old town.

The arcaded gateway is the entry to the Imperial quarter leading to Heldenplatz, Neue burg and... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
TAIN2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Burgtor whilst in the Hofburg area of Vienna. The entrance to Heroes square it is the place that Hitler once stood in 1938 and held his speech declaring Austria as part of the Third Reich. Its a powerful location that without knowing the...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The arcaded gateway is the entry to the Imperial quarter leading to Heldenplatz, Neue burg and Hofburg. It was build as a triumphal arch to celebrate Austrian victory over Napoleon's forces. Difficult to miss because of its prominent location, the gate is definitely worth a...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Visited on Tuesday 10th October. While on a guided tour of Hofburg Palace our tour guide took us through these gates to Maria Theresien Plaza.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The gates are large and stone. They are imposing. The arches give a nice touch. And the view behind them through the gates is pretty special.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Not sure why, but this was always one of the first impressions of Vienna for me. Probably because, apart from being dominant by itself, this gate has such a potent surrounding which makes the whole picture much more vivid. It separates the outter city and...More

1  Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed 20 July 2017

These large stone built gates were first erected and then opened in 1824 on the site of older fortifications which Napoleon's army believed were now obsolete. They separate the Burgring road from the Heldenplatz ( Heroes Square ) and the Hofburg Place beyond. They are...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Burgtor, or literally the outer gates of the Hofburg palace and Heldenplatz (Heroes' square), in front of the palace is a series of arched gates. The gates have roads and footpaths passing through. There are still some huge wooden doors to the gates.

Thank percyvakil
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Like many European cities, a triumphant gate to march through is not uncommon. There has always been a desire for such arches, from Romans, to Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the BrandenburgerTor. The Äußeres Burgtor is the Habsburg's. Built into the former city...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This lovely and unique gate separates two square, and while having an aqueduct look, it is not really one.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Burgtor is a nice gate between Heldenplatz and Maria Theresien Platz. I choose to call it the entrance to Hofberg Palace I like this kind of «buldings» very much. Adolf Hitler shall had a speak close to this place when he included Austria as a...More

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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