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Burgtor, Vienna

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  • 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 pi...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • It is a great arch which have to cross before you get to the national library or the Hofburg Palace. It is a place full of history
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  • 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.
  • This is a great historical spot, a must when visiting Viena.
  • Walking through the historical places, you cannot miss this gate...
  • A spectacular gate with plenty of flags on it !
  • Lovely gate. Sadly some jerk has graffiti on the walls. Good picture spot.

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