"SCHWEIZERTOR - SWISS GATE" Hofburg Palace Complex Tip by mel_bee

Hofburg Palace Complex, Vienna: 217 reviews and 468 photos

  Photo: M. Collins 2003
by mel_bee

This eyecatching red and black striped gateway was erected in 1552 and named after the Swiss mercenaries who guarded it under Empress Maria Theresia. On the courtyard side is a latin quote which means "if God is for us who is against us." I like the lions which guard the gate today. Through the gateway you get to the crown jewels (Schatzkammer) which is worth looking at, I really enjoyed it.

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

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 23, 2003
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