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Monuments & Statues in Vienna

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  • PaulB
    Maastricht, The Netherlands2,789 contributions
    The Volksgarten is a public park in the centre of Vienna and dates back to 1823.
    The area was originally used for fortifications, which were destroyed by the French in the beginning of the 19th century.
    A nice place in the city to relax.
    Admission is free.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Mark42139
    New York City, NY1,623 contributions
    This is a very important monument in central Vienna highlighting the life and work of Maria Theresia.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia24,689 contributions
    The tradition of erecting plague columns did not originate in Wine, but it was here on Graben Street that one of the most famous columns was erected in 1694. The plague of 1679 claimed the lives of several tens of thousands of Vienna residents. Vienna, which by that time had become a major city and a river port, was suffering from overpopulation. The plague spread with great speed, although the Viennese already understood how to deal with it. The dead were taken out of town and dumped into common graves, doctors dressed in special suits resembling the spacesuits of doctors in the recent pandemic. So the victory over the plague was won with the help of reason and not by divine grace, but the imperial power and the ignorant population thought otherwise. The column has three tiers. On the first level, Emperor Leopold asks God for intercession, on the second level, angels, and on the third level, the divine trinity itself. By the way, this is unusual for Catholics, because plague columns were usually dedicated to the Virgin Mary and her intercession. However, the architect of the column, Paul Strudel, decided otherwise. Thanks to the involvement of the Italian theatrical engineer Lodovico Burnachini, the whole composition has acquired a clearly theatrical appearance. It is natural for high Baroque.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • GBJ-Cookies
    South Shields, UK1,496 contributions
    A wonderful piece of craftmanship that can only be experienced in full at 12 noon.
    The whole show lasts around 10 minutes and there was quite a crowd there when we visited.
    The area is very pleasant and we got our lunch from the local Billa supermarket which has a wonderful selection to satisfy any appetite and sat at the nearby fountains.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Alien W
    543 contributions
    A famous statue, what a view in the park. Very nice and a symbol of the Vienna city. Great and fantastic.
    Written 8 October 2022
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  • Gene F.
    Los Angeles, CA436 contributions
    I took a self walking tour through Vienna before the Spanish Riding School Performance to find see some of the landmarks. This one was very nice and in a nice location next other statues and prominent buildings in Vienna.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • zdaati
    Vienna, Austria3,419 contributions
    Toward the main palace in the schoennbrun garden is the neptun fountain. Big and impressive. The central part is neptun with the trident in his hand, and a lot statues around. it was built in 1780. there are more fountains in the gardens but this is by far the biggest and best.
    Written 23 January 2021
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  • Lee S
    Australia2,501 contributions
    A very moving memorial to the people of the apartment block bombed in the 2 WW.
    Hundreds of civilians killed & their bodies never recover, this memorial is near the state opera house unfortunately not well sign posted.
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • margaretc007
    Bethesda, MD4,371 contributions
    2020 is the year of Beethoven's 250th birthday. The musical world is going gaga about it. What better time to visit Vienna, the city where the composer spent many of his formative years. Go around the city and see the monuments, the square, the houses, and museums where Beethoven is celebrated.

    This statue is prominently situated in Beethovenplatz, close to the Konzerthaus. There are really two statues: the more traditional one in the center of the square and on the side of the road, the newer "different" one. You can decide for yourself which one appeals to you more.
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania9,918 contributions
    Elisabeth - known to the world mainly as "Sissi" , wife to Franz Josef from the house of Habsburg , Empress of Austria , Queen of Hungary , etc - has a monument erected in her memory in the Volksgarten in Vienna.
    The memorial itself it is not very sophisticated however it is definitely suited to immortalize the Empress.
    I will not lay down a history lesson - this time - those of you interested in history can surf the web or find out from various sources ... the tragic history of the Empress has inspired books and movies too...
    So, you find the memorial monument in the Volksgarten , it is free to visit and definitely worth stopping for a few pics.
    Written 14 August 2020
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  • Rabih SOUAID
    Beirut, Lebanon2,212 contributions
    Composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828), a son of the city whose name adorns several streets and parks.
    Schubert got his own memorial statue in the Stadtpark.
    The design shows him sitting pensively, poised to put down notes on paper and just waiting for the right inspiration. Given he wrote hundreds of compositions.
    The base of the statue has three reliefs, dedicated to the themes musical imagination, instrumental music and vocal music.
    Written 28 January 2019
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  • zdaati
    Vienna, Austria3,419 contributions
    A tribute to johannes gutenberg and his invention of the printing press on a small sqaure where you can sit down. Hard to miss as you walk around the center.
    Written 31 January 2021
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