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Address: Burgring, Vienna 1010, Austria

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The city gates

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... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 wall which has now become the Ringstrasse, the gate commentates the victorious battle against Napoleon.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

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Spikkestad, Norway
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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 third part of he's reich. You cant unvoid seeing this if You come from one... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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.

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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have passed through this impressive gate several times during our latest visit in Vienna. It was a leadway from Heldenplatz to Hofburg Palace. The gate has its historical value and was a beautiful structure as well.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

As a part of Heldenplatz, the gates that leads to the Hofburg palace, were built at the same time with the square and two gardens. They were designed by Peter von Nobile to commemorate the Battle of the Nation at Leipzig.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

These beautiful gates leads to National Library and the whole old town. They are also wonderful and perfectly fits in the city landscape

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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 centre. 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.
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