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Address: Volksgarten | Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
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We came across this area while heading to an opera. Surprisingly, we came across an outdoor concert production with this area as the backdrop. We ditched the opera and parked... read more

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Renton, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came across this area while heading to an opera. Surprisingly, we came across an outdoor concert production with this area as the backdrop. We ditched the opera and parked ourselves in the grass and took in the sounds of music and people watching. Fantastic experience and area.

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main square for the Hofburg if you are arriving from Mariahilfer Strasse. Big statue of Prinz Eugen on his horse and great view of the Hofburg's New Wing. Great place to get an idea of the size of the Palace.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful location to walk around and explore, take stunning photos for instagram of the architecture.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those areas that you'll inevitably see while visiting Hofburg Palace, but unless you've done your research in advance or have a guidebook explaining the historical significance of the area, you won't be able to truly appreciate it. I'm sure with the parking lot that seems to be a permanent fixture and the current construction happening the... More 

Thank Jason G
Arad, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given its historical importance, central location and beauty of architecture, the Heldenplatz should NOT be a parking lot. But it is. Shame!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

This is a place that you need a guide to tell you the story behind it, or if you take a guide book you can check out the history. All important history moments started there. Hitler made one of his famous speeches on the terrace of Hofburg while Heldenplatz was full of people. From this platz you can see other... More 

Thank Sandra D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Heldenplatz, or Heroes' square is the large square in front of the Hofburg palace. The square has the Hofburg palace to the Southeast, the presidential residence to the Northeast and Burgtor, the triumphal arch to the southwest which is the entrance to the square with roads through the archways. There are two bronze equestrian statues Prince Eugene of Savoy and... More 

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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

The entrance to the Hofburg is worth seeing but to be honest they could make so much more of this place - especially with the Roman ruins just outside. It's one of those places you need to consult a guidebook to find out what it is as it's not immediately obvious.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Almost 80 years ago this week, the republic of Austria, formed at the dissolution of the empire cease to exist as an independent Austria. They have been annexed into the German Reich through a series of threats and manoeuvring by Nazi Germany. Two days earlier on the 12th, the German army crossed the border into Austria and was met with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Was keen to see the Heldenplatz and the balcony from where Hitler gave his famous valedictory speech to thousands of cheering Viennese after his troops entered Austria ,( the Anschlus). However, the area is just a big car park now and there are lots of construction works going on there and in the Volksgarten. The latter seems to be a... 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.
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