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Heldenplatz, Vienna
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Heldenplatz is a public space in front of Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. Located in the Innere Stadt borough, the President of Austria resides in the adjoining Hofburg wing, while the Federal Chancellery is on adjacent Ballhausplatz.Many important actions and events took place here, most notably Adolf Hitler's ceremonial announcement of the Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany on 15 March 1938.HistoryAfter the Napoleonic War of the Fifth Coalition, the Austrian defeat in the 1809 Battle of Wagram and the Treaty of Schönbrunn, the remaining bastions of Hofburg Palace were slighted and replaced by a curtain wall with the—still preserved—Outer Castle Gate (Äußeres Burgtor). Inside the Hofburg walls, several squares and gardens were laid out, including the Volksgarten public park.KaiserforumThe present-day Heldenplatz on the former outer plaza of the Hofburg was built in the course of the lavish Ringstraße boulevard project under the reign of Emperor Francis Joseph. The planned Kaiserforum (imperial forum), however, was never completed. From 1864 onwards, renowned architects like Carl von Hasenauer, Theophil Hansen and Heinrich Ferstel competed presenting their drafts, superseded by Gottfried Semper in 1869.
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  • On the heldenplatz, they experience the flair of Imperial Vienna. With views of the National Library and the Office of the President, they get an impression of the huge contiguous building complex of the Hofburg.
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  • I came back again in questaq huge square which I already told you on my previous visit. The beauty of the buildings and palaces that face does not fail even at night as seen in the pictures I took. beautiful If this review did you like, you can read about my many other for Vienna and I'm glad a click on: is it useful?
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  • כיכר נחמדה לא מחייבת. בוינה היקף הכיכרות הפסלים והמוזיאונים עצום. אפשר לעבור בדרך אל.. אין צורך להגיע במיוחד. נחמד. 
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  • The home of the Habsburg dynasty. Magnificent and grand. The photo is of the national library.
  • A must see for the tourists! Also during summer the friday night skating events start here. You can easily rent a bike and come along, check it out!
  • Every Friday 9:00pm the world largest ongoing inline skate event starts and ends approx after 20 - 40km skating on various tracks throughout the city and beyond here. In the summertime of course and when the streets are dry. Police and rolling guards guiding the event in save way. It is a demonstration for alternative mobility and very well accepted.
  • Beautiful place, at the moment building houses as alternative place during rebuilding Parliament
  • Nice place to see. It is under maintanence partly theese days.