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The Gates of Violence Monument

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Address: Albertinaplatz, Vienna, Austria

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This is an interesting and thought provoking place to visit. It's very close to the historic city centre and I'd certainly recommend you take the time to have a look.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
John H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting and thought provoking place to visit. It's very close to the historic city centre and I'd certainly recommend you take the time to have a look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

One of the few monuments to those killed in Austria during all the wars this country has witnessed. Especially important to remember the Nazi ties to Austria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a very moving and interesting monument in Vienna. It commemorates a sad time in Vienna that should not be forgotten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

In Vienna’s Albertinaplatz, the Monument Against War and Fascism commemorates the years Austria was under Nazi rule and is dedicated to all victims of war . The monument stands on the grounds where hundreds of people were buried alive when they were discovered hiding in a cellar. The white monument is split in two and is said to be representative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was certainly not an up-lifting monument, but a necessary one lest we all forget how a charismatic man could lead disenfranchised people to follow him into a terrible war. It was a very sobering thing to see, but a reminder of what happens when people feel left out and their lives have no meaning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Was'nt very sure what it was but liked the sculptures and the video screen set in the plinths, thought provoking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This monument is beautifully crafted and is very powerful in its message. Its simplicity is what makes it so moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Also called the 'Monument Against War and Fascism', this monument is on Albertplatz next to Albertina Museum. It happens to be on the site where several hundred people died in a collapsed cellar during a WWII bombing raid. The stone is cut from the infamous Mauthausen Concentration Camp. The video is an endless loop of Jews being forced to clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

The location of this Monument Against War and Fascism, over the site of an Allied air raid that killed hundreds of Viennese people trapped in their shelter, is well chosen as it commemorates all victims. The contrast between the beautiful Mauthausen granite and the ugly violence on the gates along with the barbed wire figure scrubbing the pavement was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Monument Against War and Fascism can be easily scene in the Albertinaplatz which is behind Vienna's Opera House. Across the street is the Mozart Cafe which is a good place for a bite to eat. The Monument consists of four statues and is built atop the Philip-Hof apartment complex that was leveled by the allies killing hundreds of people... 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.