"Burgtor" Hofburg Palace Complex Tip by filipdebont

Hofburg Palace Complex, Vienna: 217 reviews and 468 photos

by filipdebont

Day 2 : Hofburg area

Coming from the Burgring, I entered the Hofburg-complex via the Burgtor.

This gate was built by Peter Nobile in 1821-1824.

But nowadays this gate is more then just an entrance gate, it also a monument, dedicated to the heroes of the Big War (the First World War), and to the Imperial forces armies of the past centuries.

This imposing monument also has a crypt and the a tomb of the unknown warrior

Of course that was the reason why there was a military ceremonial held here when I visited the Vienna (see previous tips and the extra picture in my Travelogue).

Address: The winter palace of the emperor
Directions: Center of Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5337570
Website: http://www.hofburg-wien.at/en/wissenswertes/die-hofburg.html

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2006
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