Heldenplatz

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Heldenplatz
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Volksgarten Hofburg Palace, Vienna 1010 Austria
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 • 5 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 6 min walk
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,095 contributions
Architectural
Mar 2020
Historical significant place with the memorials of the fallen Austrian soldier during World War I and II. The square is surrounded by some interesting buildings including a huge library.
Written February 1, 2021
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria3,216 contributions
Heroes square
Jan 2021 • Couples
2 impressive statues just by the burgtor and you have the memorial for WW I and II. One is from the napoleonic wars and the other war with turks. Great place to walk and enjoy history including it darker side as this is the place where hilter made his speech following the invasion of austria in 1938. when in vienna a must to see.
Written January 31, 2021
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania6,633 contributions
The Heroes' Square of Vienna and important historical place.
Aug 2019
Heroes Square indeed - at the Burgtor - you will find the memorial of the fallen austrian soldier during WWi and WWII. In the square there are 2 equestrian statues of the 2 most important austrian military commanders :
Archduke Charles - hero of the Napoleonic wars - the very interesting part of the statue is the way it was built the entire 10 ton weight of the statue is supported by the rear legs of the horse - no tail support - indeed an achievement and a huge leap forward in terms of statuary concept.
Prinz Eugen of Savoy - hero of the wars against the turks - liberator of Timisoara (that's for me the most important of his deeds).
Beside the historical significance and the points of interest in the square, it is a nice place for walking, it is an area that is used for open air concerts and exhibitions.
During our visit there was a picture exhibition - "Fall of the Iron Curtain" - on display in the corner close to the Volksgarten.
The place is located in the Hofburg - in front of the New Hofburg wing of the palace (another historically important building - in 15th of March 1938 Adolf H. declared the Anschluss from the balcony facing the Heldenplatz and this concluded the annexation of Austria into the Nazi 3rd Reich).
So for those of you into history this place is a must visit when you are in Vienna - but if you are not into history it is equally interesting for all of you.
Overall I consider it a must see location - and once we can travel again I recommend to put this place on the list of landmarks to be seen during your Vienna trips.
Written April 4, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand17,223 contributions
Green Square
Dec 2019
One of the few platz which is surrounded by greenery. The others I found were between buildings. What is quite nice about his place is that the buildings that surround it are quite elaborate and interesting. I really like the look of the Neue Burg with the curved front. It was also quite nice walking through the Burtagor to get here.
Most of the building are also museums so you could also go inside to take a look around but we were just passing through so it was just admiration from a distance.
Written March 11, 2020
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Peggy j
Waterlooville, UK478 contributions
Important central area of Vienna and important history
Dec 2019
Interesting historic site in the centre of Vienna where Hitler got the Austrians to join him in his slaughter of Jews all over Europe. Part of many of the walking tours in Vienna. Sad the Austrians have not really changed very much. Great architecture ad a lovely green area.
Written February 23, 2020
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,527 contributions
Heroes' Square
Jan 2020 • Family
Heldenplatz or Heroes' Square is a large square in the Hofburg Palace complex built during the reign of Emperor Francis Joseph.

The infamous annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany was announced here in 1938.

There are two huge equestrian statues in the square to commemorate Archduke Charles, an Austrian commander during Napoleonic War and Prince Eugene of Savoy (I am a fan of him) who has a long list of victories in his CV.

Bordered by the Burgtor, Neue Burg, Hofburg and Volksgarten, it's a great place for taking pictures.
Written January 28, 2020
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Cambridge Guru
Cambridge, UK876 contributions
Remarkable area best known for Hitler's Anschluss speech
Dec 2019
This square is surrounded by beautiful and stunning buildings that were at their best when we there at sunset (especially if you get a horse and carriage in the foreground of your photo too).
The buildings were part of the Hapsburg dominance of Vienna, but it is more recently best known for the place where Adolf Hitler made his speech to thousands of Austrian people following the Austrian invasion in 1938. (Its worth looking at some of the photos online before visiting the square to understand its recent historical significance).
I hate fascism. But it is hard not to find this area mesmerising.
Written December 12, 2019
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Turtle5954
Warrington, UK1,529 contributions
Classical
Nov 2019
Typical gorgeous huge classical Austro-Hungarian Empire building. Great building in a huge square. Lovely part of Vienna
Written November 24, 2019
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s1rw
Markham, Canada63 contributions
Historically Interesting
Aug 2019
Heldenplatz is large public space in front of the Hofburg Palace graced by the statue of Charles, balancing on the horse's two hind legs and the statue of prince Eugène. It is the site where Hitler stood on the balcony and announced the annexation of Austria by the German Third Reich. To the right is the arch the arch that commemorates the battle of Leipzig in 1813. The square is used for display of educational and historical information (shows the history of the Lech Wałęsa and the solidarity movement)

Written October 7, 2019
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Douglas M
Mount Vernon, ME490 contributions
Historical site!
Sep 2019
This is a large public space in front of the Hofburg Palace. Many very important events took place here including Adolf Hitler's ceremonial announcement to Nazi Germany on March 15, 1938.
Written October 2, 2019
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