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Schwarzenbergplatz information

Vienna , Austria
01, 03
Getting there
Subway: U4 Stadtpark or Karlsplatz
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Forming a square that crosses the Ringstrasse and spills into the Landstrasse district, Schwarzenbergplatz is dominated in the north by a statue of Karl von Schwarzenberg , leader of the Austrian and Bohemian troops in the Battle of Leipzig (1813). The southern stretch of the square sports the stony fountain Hochstrahlbrunnen and behind this is the Russisches Heldendenkmal (Russian Heroes’ Monument). The fountain was commissioned in 1873 to commemorate Vienna’s first water mains; a dedication in Russian on the monument reads: ‘Eternal glory to the heroes of the Red Army who fell in battle for the freedom and independence of the people of Europe against German-Fascist invaders’. As far as war memorials go, this one is remarkably elegant and attractive.