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Volksgarten | Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This public square, known in English as Heroes' Square, is located between the Ringstrasse and the Hofburg Palace. It is a large open space with lots of grassed and paved areas and two large equestrian statues of Archduke Charles of Austria, an Austrian Field-Marshall in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free . Stunning architecture and interesting history. Recommended. The square stands in front of the Hofburg Palace. It is named for two Austrian war heroes: Prince Eugène of Savoy, the victor over the Turks in the seventeenth century, and Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Impressive place in Vienna, full of history. Better if visited with a guided tour, to learn about prince Eugene of Savoy, Archduke Charles of Austria or Hitler's announcement of the Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Heldenplatz is one of the central areas of inner Vienna your going to end up on should you be checking out the big sites. The area is superbly clean with so many things to see and do from Volksgarten to the National Library and all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

xjring While walking from St. Stephen 's Cathedral, I proceeded to walk to the attractions of the Hofsburg Palace. From here, I went to the Maria Theresia Park before going to the Heldenplatz. There are. 2 parks in the area where one can visit and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

To me a square that invites crowds, to be talked to, hence I can understand ehh many speeches have been made to masses here . The main square in arguably the most imperial part of the city

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The Heldenplatz started taking shape in front of the Hofburg, the palace of the Hapsburgs, when Napoleons troops destroyed part of the city wall in 1809. Mid-century, the removal of the wall and construction of the ring road allowed a Hero’s square to be established....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

When you visit the Old historic town of Vienna at some point you will pass in front of Heldenplatz or “Heroes Square” that is located in front of the Holfburg Palace and it’s between the Old town and MuseumsQuartier. It’s impossible to pass buy and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

You will most likely pass through this large grand square when visiting the Hofburg and the museums at Maria-Theresien-Platz. It is named after its monumental statues of Archduke Charles and Prince Eugene of Savoy. Check out the original palace outer gate (Burgtor) which was allowed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

The large impressive square in front of the Neue burg (now the National Library) is home to two equestrian statues of Archduke Charles and Price Eugene facing each other. The plaza is also known as the Heroes square and is infamous for the Anschluss or...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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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
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