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Address: Maria Theresienplatz, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

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What a Woman! Always pregant. Fighting for survival. A wandering husband. And a daughter-Queen who would not listen.

If anyone deserves one of the largest monuments around it was Theresa. Like England's Victoria she sprinkled her 16 kids around all the royal families going at the time, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If anyone deserves one of the largest monuments around it was Theresa. Like England's Victoria she sprinkled her 16 kids around all the royal families going at the time, and reigned for 40 years herself. Always fighting France and Prussia's Frederick the great, she was fortunate to have the assistance of the Great General Prince Eugine of Savoy. Her eldest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This square is very close to the Hofburg Palace, one of the most touristic sites in Vienna. Also the square hosts two great museums: The Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art History. Between this two institutions, in the center lays the monumental statue of queen Maria Theresa, a monarch who had a great influence over the country... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So the monument is beautiful, as is the architecture of the building surrounding it. A great place to hang out and people watch. But the coolest thing was these two guys sitting on a bench playing accordions. When we got up there, they were wearing horse masks with regular clothes (caught me off guard!) Very original street performers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This plaza is anchored on either end by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History, together comprising the Museum Quarter. It's situated on the Ringstrasse (the "Ring Road") that encircles the city center, making it very centrally located and one that you'll inevitably encounter on your walking tour around Vienna. In late-November, this square is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

That was the only Christmas Market in the Town, still opened after the general day off on 24th. We found some amazing souvenirs. The square itself is huge, with an imposing monument. Long had lived the queen Maria Theresa :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A statue of the seated and plump Empress Maria Theresa gazes down at you in this square - visit for the Xmas market and wander round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place is the most beautiful in Vienna and definetely worth to see and visit. The estonishing beauty is from statue of Maria Theresa and little park surrounding the statue. Special and megical atmosphere is in Advent and winter time when there are lots of nice smells of food, Glühwein and all kinds of fruit coated with chocolate and delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We kept going to back to the area due to the fact that it is where one of the Christmas fair was happening. The museums on both sides are also great to go spend a few hours in as there is so much to see in both of them. Also, the statue in the middle sticks out so tall and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is the location of the Weihnachtsdorf, or Christmas Village, which really deserves its own entry. It's a great Christmas market with a lot of food, hot drinks and crafts. Much less commercial than "The Magic of Advent" at Rathausplatz.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

(Pls check my photos in Instagram: asayagiri) Our group is only stop in this square, take the photo etc, the schedule is so tight the we not saw the other object near here, museum buildings ,statues etc, we only on the Maria Theresa big statue, ooowh. For you who have plan to visit this area, pls walk to surrounding, many... 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 center. 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.