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Heldenplatz, Vienna

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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renowned architects like Carl von Hasenauer, Theophil Hansen and Heinrich Ferstel competed presenting their drafts, superseded by Gottfried Semper in 1869.
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  • The hero is a great historical place, on the one hand by the new Hofburg, the Vienna ring road and the people's garden. Here once stood the Castle bastion until the 19th century as part of the city wall. Napoleon's troops occupied 1809 Vienna and the tower was blown up. The name Heroes square was set in 1878 but only after 1860 established the monument of Archduke Charles of Austria & the splendor and glory of the House of Habsburg, because as a major General in the war against France, he conquered the former Austrian Netherlands. Then even the monument of Prince Eugene of Savoy was added in 1865 and the hero was born.
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  • This beautiful square which is right behind the Ofburg and close to the Museum Quarter and perhaps the most beautiful and representative of Vienna! Just beautiful the two equestrian statues and beautiful buildings of great historical relevance that surround it!
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  • Enormous historical value, beautiful if we include the Hofburg Palace, banal if we limit ourselves to her. How can you sort the buildings around classify this attraction as reasonable. Too bad be in the works and the rainy day, because it has not been possible to appreciate all the beauty of the statue of Archduke Charles of Austria, opposite the Hofburg Palace.
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  • 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.
  • Vast and beautiful place next to Hofburg (imperial palace) and Volksgarten park
  • Public space in Hofburg Palace, with a great view of the Ringstrasse buildings.
  • Best place in Wien!! I have stayed in Wien Three days, I visit here twice! It is really nice place.
  • Big Square in front of Hofburg and with a view on the Rathaus. In Summer there are sometimes events there. But even more interesting it is if you think that here it was announced that Austria is free again after second world war.
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