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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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It has the statues, it has guys with horseheads playing instruments!!

The statues alone elevate this small area to 5-stars. The square is surrounded by buildings of staggering achitectural beauty. Plenty of places to chill and soak up the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Chris S
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The statues alone elevate this small area to 5-stars. The square is surrounded by buildings of staggering achitectural beauty. Plenty of places to chill and soak up the atmosphere. Plus you have the background accordion music, played by guys wearing horses heads!!! Not sure what that is about, but it is certainly bizarre to behold!! Wonderful square.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautifully decorated square ... fascinated by the fact that everything is built for one person ...be sure to visit, if you are able spend some time watching the whole market and enjoy in view

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stunning statue of Maria Theresa and a small square around it framed with even more stunning buildings are a nice site to visit in Vienna.

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited Vienna in March, 2015. This square we frequented almost daily on our treks through Vienna as it was closeby to our hotel. It has a large statue of Vienna's Victoria - Maria Teresia who kept her dynasty going by ruling the empire and providing it with 16 children who she cleverly arranged marriages for. The statue is very... More 

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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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Bucharest, Romania
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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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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.