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Cool gates

The gates are large and stone. They are imposing. The arches give a nice touch. And the view... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lombard, Illinois
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Powerful gate

Not sure why, but this was always one of the first impressions of Vienna for me. Probably because... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Aleksandar S
Belgrade, Serbia
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Burgring, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 11 August 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

1  Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 20 July 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

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 2 April 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.

Thank percyvakil
Reviewed 17 March 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

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Burgtor is a nice gate between Heldenplatz and Maria Theresien Platz. I choose to call it the entrance to Hofberg Palace I like this kind of «buldings» very much. Adolf Hitler shall had a speak close to this place when he included Austria as a...More

Thank Baross
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a gate that connects Maria-Theresien-Platz with Heldenplatz. If you're in Vienna, you will go at least one time through.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is one of the gates to the Hofburg complex. Unfortunately the traffic passing through them somewhat reduces the quality of the visual experience. That said, they still look pretty good. Easy to see as you walk from the Hofburg towards Maria-Theresienplatz.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Main gates where most of the tourist walks begin - excellent building showing all the Austrian Empire greatness.

Thank yegorb306
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 centre. The
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