- Address: Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria, Vienna
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +43-121114084
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Leisure, Square, Family And Kids, Architecture
Burgtor - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Burgtor
3.29% of people who visit Vienna include Burgtor in their plan
95% of people start their Burgtor visit around 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Burgtor
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Burgtor
People normally club together Gemaeldegalerie Der Akademie Der Bildenden Kuenste and Am Hof while planning their visit to Burgtor.
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Burgtor, Vienna Reviews
The 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renowned architects like Carl von Hasenauer, Theophil Hansen and Heinrich Ferstel competed presenting their drafts, superseded by Gottfried Semper in 1869.
It is the main gate for the Hofburg's palace and commentates the victorious battle against Napoleon. This is a landmark in Vienna and it is worth to go through and appreciate the merge of the gate with the sunset.
Gate with symbolic and historic meaning
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.