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The Gates of Violence Monument

Albertinaplatz, Vienna, Austria
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Interesting artisitc interpretations

I'm not a huge fan of interpretive art, but these were very interesting pieces to go along with... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
MaryKop
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Colorado Springs
A Dose of Reality which The Vienese Were Against

Also referred to as "the monument against war and fascism", it is split into four parts and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
720jackson5
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent27%
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“nazi rule” (4 reviews)
“buried alive” (3 reviews)
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Albertinaplatz, Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I'm not a huge fan of interpretive art, but these were very interesting pieces to go along with informative signs telling of the horror that took place on this site and during WWII. The Gates of Violence depicts many of the horrors of war-the entrance...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Also referred to as "the monument against war and fascism", it is split into four parts and remembers victims of all wars and violence. The memorial is a montage of wartime images from a concentration camp: gas masks, clubs, a dying woman giving birth, victims...More

Thank 720jackson5
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This memorial can be powerful when one takes the time to look at the symbols and their meanings. We came here with a tour guide, who explained to us that there are still countless bodies buried between the monument that have never been recovered. At...More

Thank penelopeia
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I thought this monument was a tasteful counterpoint to the usual monuments of emperors and conquerors that are elsewhere in Vienna. It took courage for the people of Austria to finally admit their role in the events of World War II and I thank them...More

Thank PA2NM
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This elegant yet simple Monument should provoke us all to remember the Holocaust. It has incredible detail and should be included on everyone's visit to Vienna. Take time to remember.

Thank BonnieNimmo
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Located between the fantastic Albertina museum and the Hotel Sacher is this moving memorial Against War and Fascism, when Austria was under Nazi rule. The memorial is made up of four parts, each with it's own symbolism, much of it related to the treatment of...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Funtraveler2014
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.

Thank YTCHENG
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...More

Thank Steve T
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.

Thank NarisaB
Nearby
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
...More
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