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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Schwarzenbergplatz is a fairly large square, from which you can admire the beautiful Baroque (most) buildings that delineate this perimeter. The French Embassy, a wonderful work of art, was the place where the last king of Austria lived - 1918, when Austria became the republic....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice fountain near Reds Army soldiers monument, great place for a short break on your way to belvedere You can see French Embassy from here and how it stands out from the rest of Austria's buildings. Great place to visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Antoni W
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Schwarzenbergplatz is a large square of huge significance in Central Vienna close to Belvedere. The square was named after Prince Karl Philipp of Schwarzenberg and there is a monument in the square dedicated to him which was installed in 1867. One of the most popular...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I walked through Schwarzenbergplatz on the way to a restaurant (and back on the way back to our hotel). It is a Soviet war memorial of historical interest. It has a column and a large fountain which is lit at night (see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

The Schwarzenbergplatz is located close to a few Vienna landmarks such as the Belverdere place, the Church of St. Charles, and the State Opera House. There is a nice powerful plaza and the monument of the Red Army in the plaza. Nice place to learn...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

The square is named after the native place of one of the victorious commanders of Austrian army. It now houses the Soviet War Memorial and a grand fountain. The war memorial consists of a colonnade behind a statue of a Soviet Soldier standing on top...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We strolled round from the Belvedere and was impressed with the large fountain and the impressive monument to the Red Army. The square has busy roads around it and at least 2 foreign embassies that helped to give the area a certain level of grandness.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank curlytail55
Reviewed April 12, 2018

located at the point where Prinz Eugene-Strasse and der Rennweg meet is a colossal plaza that takes its name from a Place nearby. The plaza is significant for its size and the Red Army Memorial that is on the one end but mostly for the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Nick D
Reviewed February 24, 2018

We visited this place on a nice summer evening. The breeze was cold and the beautiful fountain made the ambiance so lovely. You can see kids playing around the fountains, people chit chatting and elderly reading newspapers. It is located very close to Belvedere and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

As it was so cold.... but it was still a nice place to see and visit... would be great in the summer for sure!

Date of experience: December 2017
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denver60
Denver, Colorado
Tram D from Nußdorf S to Vienna (2 Replies)
Wondering if any of the Vienna experts can help me ... We are arriving via river cruise on Wednesday, October 31 and will depart early morning on November 2nd. We want to maximize our time in Vienna and want to utilize Tram D from Nußdorf S to Vienna. Checking the tram schedule on Wiener Lienen, I can't find any direct tram D's running from Nußdorf to Alfred-Adler-Straße. It appears that there is ongoing renovation on the U4 and the tram D line is diverted. Can anyone tell me exactly how...More
February 18, 2018|
Response fromNorman C|
As the last sentence said the disturbance only lasted until the end of service on 18 February so already back to normal!
screenname91
Perth, Australia
Any paternoster elevators open to general public? (4 Replies)
Hi, This is possibly one of the strangest questions on this forum, but are there any paternoster elevators in Vienna that I could go on? When I was a child I remember going on one, and would like to do it again on my visit to Vienna. I have found this list, but don't know if these still exist (and I assume the Ministry of Defense would be closed off to the general public) - I only want to go on one, just to see if its still as much fun as I remember it to be : City Hall of Vienna...More
October 08, 2008|
Response fromMichael S|
I don't believe that there are still such elevators in use as I suppose that they have been forbidden due to safety concerns. It might be that there are a very few still exisiting but I would not try to seek them. Elevator requirements are very strict now because of a few deadly accidents (in general - not related to paternoster elevator).
Cherries_Jubilee
Vienna, Austria
Lilac Alert - this weekend (April 28 - 29) (0 Replies)
To anyone in Vienna this weekend, please be informed that the lilacs are at their peak. In addition, the weather is looking fantastic -the sun really encourages the blooms. To best take advantage of the lilacs, I strongly recommend a trip to the St. Marx Friedhof, a lovely 18th century cemetery in the 3rd District. It is completely overrun with lilacs and Mozart is buried here. St. Marx is easily reachable in a few minutes by Tram 71, which originates at Schwarzenbergplatz on the Ring....More
April 27, 2012|