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Part of the castle

Big parade gate was a part of castle and their fortification during 17th century. Later used only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Geralt-von-Rivia
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Vienna, Austria
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Entrance to Heroes Square

We visited Burgtor whilst in the Hofburg area of Vienna. The entrance to Heroes square it is the... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Tom J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big parade gate was a part of castle and their fortification during 17th century. Later used only for representative purposes and still good in shape

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Geralt-von-Rivia
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We visited Burgtor whilst in the Hofburg area of Vienna. The entrance to Heroes square it is the place that Hitler once stood in 1938 and held his speech declaring Austria as part of the Third Reich. Its a powerful location that without knowing the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom J
Reviewed May 25, 2018

The arcaded gateway is the entry to the Imperial quarter leading to Heldenplatz, Neue burg and Hofburg. It was build as a triumphal arch to celebrate Austrian victory over Napoleon's forces. Difficult to miss because of its prominent location, the gate is definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Visited on Tuesday 10th October. While on a guided tour of Hofburg Palace our tour guide took us through these gates to Maria Theresien Plaza.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

The gates are large and stone. They are imposing. The arches give a nice touch. And the view behind them through the gates is pretty special.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Not sure why, but this was always one of the first impressions of Vienna for me. Probably because, apart from being dominant by itself, this gate has such a potent surrounding which makes the whole picture much more vivid. It separates the outter city and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed July 20, 2017

These large stone built gates were first erected and then opened in 1824 on the site of older fortifications which Napoleon's army believed were now obsolete. They separate the Burgring road from the Heldenplatz ( Heroes Square ) and the Hofburg Place beyond. They are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Burgtor, or literally the outer gates of the Hofburg palace and Heldenplatz (Heroes' square), in front of the palace is a series of arched gates. The gates have roads and footpaths passing through. There are still some huge wooden doors to the gates.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Like many European cities, a triumphant gate to march through is not uncommon. There has always been a desire for such arches, from Romans, to Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the BrandenburgerTor. The Äußeres Burgtor is the Habsburg's. Built into the former city...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank juihong
Reviewed February 22, 2017

This lovely and unique gate separates two square, and while having an aqueduct look, it is not really one.

Date of experience: May 2016
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