About Burgtor, Vienna
Burgtor, Vienna - Address, Phone Number
Address: Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
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Located between Heroes square and the Ringstrasse, is Burgtor, the outer castle gate. This gate was a part of the fortifications that were built in Vienna during the Second Siege of Vienna in the year 1638. It is a wide triumphal arch, also known as the Außeres Burgtor or Heldentor. Designed by Peter von Nobile and erected between 1821 and 1824, this arch still stands erect and has become the landmark of the city. It also commemorates the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 when Austria and its allies defeated the troops of Napoleon. Today, it is visited in the form of a square, where you can spend some leisure time.
Burgtor Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Burgtor by Public Transport
- By Light Rail station: Burgring
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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.
Stunning gates well worth a walk around.
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 !
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