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Address: Burgring, Vienna 1010, Austria

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Historical Gate near Hofburg Palace

We have passed through this impressive gate several times during our latest visit in Vienna. It was a leadway from Heldenplatz to Hofburg Palace. The gate has its historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the gates to the Hofburg complex. Unfortunately the traffic passing through them somewhat reduces the quality of the visual experience. That said, they still look pretty good. Easy to see as you walk from the Hofburg towards Maria-Theresienplatz.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Main gates where most of the tourist walks begin - excellent building showing all the Austrian Empire greatness.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have passed through this impressive gate several times during our latest visit in Vienna. It was a leadway from Heldenplatz to Hofburg Palace. The gate has its historical value and was a beautiful structure as well.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

As a part of Heldenplatz, the gates that leads to the Hofburg palace, were built at the same time with the square and two gardens. They were designed by Peter von Nobile to commemorate the Battle of the Nation at Leipzig.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

These beautiful gates leads to National Library and the whole old town. They are also wonderful and perfectly fits in the city landscape

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

The gate leads to Heldenplatz and Hofburg palace. It is not of immense beauty, but it has its historic value. I love how it hides Hofburg and its square and makes it a surprise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Impressive gates leading to the Heldenplatz. Although it is great as a structure, it also has a great historical value during the Nazi times and during the Habsburgs times as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

If you know a bit of History you know this is a historical building. It was a palace, a HQ, a residence. It has a square called The Square Of Heroes. It was here that Adolf Hitler did his famous speech, proclaiming Austria as part of the Third Reich. There's footage of it from 1938. So it's quite mesmerizing to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

This is a historical gate that has great architecturally beautiful. We passed through this many times whilst trying to see attractions on both sides of the road on the palace grounds. Hard to miss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Architecturally impressive walkthrough to the palace, this was the old gate (built to commemmorate victory over Mr Bonaparte at Leipzig). We walked through several times (over the course of our holiday) and were suitably impressed on each occasion. If you are visiting the Palace you will no doubt pass through this gate. Definitely worth a look.

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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 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.
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