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The Gates of Violence Monument

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Address: Albertinaplatz, Vienna, Austria

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Nice statue to remind on war terrors

In passing through the historical city centre near Albertina, we found a strange statue which was splitted up into two parts. The monument has its significance to remind the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This monument is a huge enigma. It is a small place in the middle of a busy city where thousands pass buy and barely notice it. It is very symbolic and attempts to address many issues in its simple form. I would get online and look up the history on regarding this stop before I stopped here. It is not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

In passing through the historical city centre near Albertina, we found a strange statue which was splitted up into two parts. The monument has its significance to remind the Austrians on the terrors of war. Recommend to tourists to visit this spot.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

.... and I have to say that it was so unimpressive that I didn't even take a photo and I did take 900 in the 8 sunny days of our visit - draw your own conclusions. In a city that has so many classically cultural items/buildings etc on display this one regretably just doesn't catch the eye - though it... More 

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Thank Steve T
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Gate of Violence Monument "Mahnmal Statue" located in the old town in front of the Albertina Museum, this statue against War and fascism !! it's very easy to get there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting and thought provoking place to visit. It's very close to the historic city centre and I'd certainly recommend you take the time to have a look.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

One of the few monuments to those killed in Austria during all the wars this country has witnessed. Especially important to remember the Nazi ties to Austria.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very moving and interesting monument in Vienna. It commemorates a sad time in Vienna that should not be forgotten.

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

In Vienna’s Albertinaplatz, the Monument Against War and Fascism commemorates the years Austria was under Nazi rule and is dedicated to all victims of war . The monument stands on the grounds where hundreds of people were buried alive when they were discovered hiding in a cellar. The white monument is split in two and is said to be representative... More 

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Springboro
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

This was certainly not an up-lifting monument, but a necessary one lest we all forget how a charismatic man could lead disenfranchised people to follow him into a terrible war. It was a very sobering thing to see, but a reminder of what happens when people feel left out and their lives have no meaning.

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Was'nt very sure what it was but liked the sculptures and the video screen set in the plinths, thought provoking

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