Michaelerplatz

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Michaelerplatz
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Neighborhood: 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 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.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 3 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 5 min walk
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,286 contributions
A 19th Century creation is a circular public space between the Hofburg and the Michaelskirche. The addition of a new neoclassical facade and exterior to the Hofburg creates this great gathering spaces made for pictures. We took plenty.
Written April 8, 2020
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Soko37
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,881 contributions
Family
We were ending the Hofburg visit and find ourselves in square. One is connected to history, even Roman ancient part of city or Saint Michael church or busy street of Kohlmarkt with busy shoppers. You are in inner city surrounded by many great historical attractions
Written June 18, 2022
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,637 contributions
Couples
Our plan was to walk as much as we could around this amazing city and get lost in the beautiful streets.

This was certainly the case for this Plaza as it was probably our favourite.

You walk up the Avenue with just about every expensive branded fashion shop you can think and it opens out in front of you.

There are some Roman ruins on this blade right in the middle and it is worth having a look at these. You definitely need the panoramic setting on your camera to capture the whole circle of the incredible buildings.

Walk through the arch in the middle and you enter another area of incredible elegance that will take your breath away.
Written June 12, 2022
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MoneyHoney568
Chesapeake, VA126 contributions
Very easy to get to using the underground, close to St. Stephens and the Spanish Riding School. Roman ruins being excavated very cool to see an archeological dig in a city center. Lots of shopping nearby, including high end stores. Within walking distance to a few of Vienna’s Christmas markets. Note the stores close on Sunday but that means it is also less crowded.
Written January 12, 2020
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,595 contributions
Family
The square was named after the St Michael's church which was the Imperial family's parish church. There are Roman ruins in the middle of the square.

The famous horse carriages or Fiaker are available for hire in front of the Michaelertrakt.

Easily accessible from Stephenplatz station.
Written January 28, 2020
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK20,064 contributions
Couples
Michaelerplatz is one of the most famous squares in Vienna. It is located in Innere Stadt and is surrounded by magnificent buildings with a mixture of architectural styles. It is such a enchanting area which has had so much time and effort put into restoring the buildings of such significance back to their former glory. As with other areas of Innere Stadt and other parts of the city it gets incredibly busy during peak hours and is an area best enjoyed before the masses start descending to the square.
Written October 7, 2018
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,191 contributions
Family
Very nice historical square located in front of the Hofburg Palace with beautiful architecture and very nice sculptures you can enjoy, definitely worth checking. Many other attactions in the area, plus plenty of shops and restaurants.
Written April 6, 2019
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania8,711 contributions
Indeed - situated at the edge of the Hofburg it took its name from the church nearby - the St. Michael's church.
There are several points of interest here so very briefly:
- St. Michael's church - very interesting to visit.
- the archaeological excavations in the middle of the square - showing parts of the roman city of Vindabona to the foundations of the Hofburg - really interesting.
- entrance to the Hofburg and closeby the stables of the Spanish riding school... if you are lucky you can see the Lipizzan horses.
- the 2 statuary groups at the sides of the entrance to the Hofburg - the Power on the Sea and the Power on Land... very interesting.
If you care for a fiaker ride you can also do that - in the Michaeler platz there is a station so you can do that.
Overall a nice place to stop and take a few pictures.
Written April 5, 2020
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Rabih SOUAID
Beirut, Lebanon2,212 contributions
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One of the most beautiful and Glorious and Fabulous squares in Europe.

Michaelerplatz is one of Vienna's most famous squares due to its proximity to the Hofburg imperial palace.
Michaelerplatz is dominated by the impressive neo-Baroque Michaelertor, the entrance gate to the Hofburg. At the center of the square is an open area with Roman and medieval remains.

Along the sides of the three entrances are colossal statues of Hercules. At either end of the Michaelertrakt are large wall fountains with sculpture groups. The fountain on the right, the 'Mastery of the Land' symbolizes the Austrian army. The fountain on the left 'Mastery of the Sea'symbolizes the Austrian naval power.

The square is surrounded by important buildings: the neo-Baroque Heberstein palace, the Saint Michael church... .

The Michaelerplatz in Vienna is a 1725-built, but realized only at the end of the 19th century.

In the fall of 1838, the first public gas lighting in Vienna was installed on Michaelerplatz .
 In 1927, the first roundabout in Vienna was set up on Michaelerplatz .
Written January 27, 2019
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sergo_il
Haifa, Israel326 contributions
Michaelerplatz is the main entrance to the historical city center of Vienna, it is a beautiful square with amazing architecture, you may catch a popular carriage ride from here, find the entrance to the Hofburg and the Spanish Riding school or just enjoy a cup of coffee.
Written November 20, 2019
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