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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.