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Sign: Vienna - A city introduces itself - Outer castle gate - BURGTOR


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Heldenplatz 21/4, 1010 Wien, Austria
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On the sign:
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BURGTOR

1821 nach einem Entwurf von Luigi Cagnola begonnen und 1824 von Pietro Nobile vollendet .

Started in 1821 based on a design by Luigi Cagnola and completed in 1824 by Pietrole Nobile.

WienTourismus Vienna Tourist Board

48d
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Comments:
Sign number 48d from the "Vienna - the city introduces itself" series of signs, an initiative established in 1956 as part of the Vienna Festival, which shows significant places in the city. The serial number is displayed at the bottom of the sign.
Above the sign are 4 flags of Austria, which is a hallmark of the project, and the possibility of recognizing it from a distance Click for a larger image

Note that this sign is slightly different from other signs from the same series - the text appears in it in two languages (German and English), the phrase "Vienna - A city introduces itself" does not appear at the bottom, but the initiating factor - the Vienna Tourist Board.

The sign is on the Burgtor Gate, the outer gate of the castle wall that was erected in the 17th century when Vienna was under siege. In the 18th century, after the victory at the Battle of Leipzig over Napoleon, a victory gate was built on the site.
The Victory Gate was designed by Luigi Cagnola and executed by Peter Nobile.

The gate was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The inscriptions appear on the Victory Gate:

FRANSICUS I. IMPERATOR AUSTRIAE MDCCCXXIV .
LAURUM MILITIBUS LAURO DIGNIS MDCCCCXVI

Which means:
Franz I, Emperor of Austria 1824,
The soldier worthy of laurel wreaths 1916

Another text was found on the Gate
ERRICHTET 1824
ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DIE
VÖLKERSCHLACHT BEI LEIPZIG
NACH DEM ENTWURF VON
PETER VON NOBILE

Built in 1824
to commemorate the Battle of the
Nations near Leipzig based
on a design by
Peter von Nobile
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