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Entrance to the Hapsburg Palace from the city

The impressive north facade of the Hapsburg Palace at Michaelerplatz. The semi-circle facade is the... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Adria, Italy
Impressive northern facade of the Hapsburg Palace

Michaelertrakt is the impressive north facade of the Hapsburg Palace at Michaelerplatz. Here you... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

The impressive north facade of the Hapsburg Palace at Michaelerplatz. The semi-circle facade is the entrance to the complex from the city.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FTMDave
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Michaelertrakt is the impressive north facade of the Hapsburg Palace at Michaelerplatz. Here you see a semi-circle facade with columns, three bronze domes and large scale sculptures and fountains set before a huge gated entrance into the palace grounds. In front of Michaelertrakt, you will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

This wing was certainly designed for the purpose to letting everyone know that the royal family was large, in charge and had more money than they knew what to do with. The dome, the statues, the grandeur, and of course the entrance all tell a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

True symbol of Austrian might. The most powerful-looking part of the Hofburg. Actually is an entrance to the Palace from the city. It is dedicated to St Michael, like the square in front if it (because if the church on the square) so that explains...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed April 4, 2017

The other entrance that leads to the outside of the Hofburg along Kohlmarkt is the St Michael’s Wing of the Hofburg. At the center of the wing is the Michaelertor, the gate that’s framed by the wing’s massive dome. It leads to Michalerplatz or St...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

The domed Michaelertrakt is one of the most exuberant wings of the imperial palace. It was originally designed by Fischer von Erlach in the 18th century in Baroque style, but built with alterations towards the end of the 19th century. The flanks of the pompous...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

Wall fountains at the left end hofburg wings, near the entrance to the Hofburg, 1896, the work of the sculptor Rudolf Weir. Symbolically represents the supremacy of the sea and also celebrated Austrian Navy. Wall fountains at the right end hofburg wings (Michaelertrakt) from 1895,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Inner City
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
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