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The area
Neighbourhood: 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 Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 4 min walk
  • Schottentor • 4 min walk

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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful square's in Vienna and is a must go destination if you're planning a holiday to this most beautiful of city's.
This square ,originally located outside the Roman fortification walls of Vindabone ,this is the name of the Roman military camp that went on to become the city of Vienna.
Irish monks arrived much later and established Schottenkirche ( Scottish Church ) and Schottenstift ( Scottish Monastery ) ,Ireland at the time was known as New Scotland and the square developed around the beautiful religious buildings .
Freyung later became an important market square throughout the 16th,17th & 18th century and during the 19th century beautiful bank buildings were added ,the famous Austria Brunnen was added in 1846 from designs from architect Ludwig Schwanthaler ,this is most definitely the finest square to view some of the most beautiful buildings in the city and befitting such a great square is proliferated with great cafés,bars and restaurants.
Well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 19 February 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania13,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Close to the Hofburg there is another lovely square of Vienna the Freyung.
In the middle of the square there is another fountain - Vienna has a lot of these that's for sure - it is called Austria- Brunnen - Austria Fountain .. I guess its obvious the symbolism.
Around the square the are several palaces - since it was close to the Hofburg , obviously palaces were built in this area. Just to mention a few of those palaces : Harrach, Fernstel , etc.
The Scottish Monastery is also to be found the in this square- with an interesting history behind it.
During the holidays - Eastern and Christmas - in the square there are thematic markets.
It can be very interesting - has some landmarks in it ... go and check it out.
Written 16 August 2020
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aaarlen
Gyor-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The most beautiful part of the old downtown. Beautiful buildings, real peaceful atmosphere, enchant everyone.
Written 13 December 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
On any holiday I take to this most beautiful of cities I always end up in Freyung with its beautiful architecture and great cafes and restaurants, it's such a lively and vibrant square and a big hit with the hordes of tourists that flock to this most beautiful of city's.
This square originally was located outside the Roman fortification walls of Vindabone ( name of Roman military camp established in what is now Vienna ) ,much later Irish monks arrived and the famous and beautiful monastery was established namely Schottenkloster ( Scottish Monastery ) ,Ireland at that time was known as New Scotland and the square that developed around the monastery was known as " bei den Schotten " ( at the Scots ) .
Freyung became an important market square during the 16th,17th and 18th century, during the 19th century large bank building were added to the square and as a cool centrepiece the beautiful Austria Brunnen was added by 1846 ,a beautiful fountain designed by Ludwig Schwanthaler in honour of Ferdinand I of Austria .
This in a city of outstandingly beautiful architecture is one of the most beautiful squares in the city,if your a keen photographer then do not forget the camera as you will take some amazing photos.
A beautiful square, if your planning a holiday to Vienna most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 5 June 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Every time when we are in Vienna, we pass at least this square. There is always at Christmas and Easter local market. Very close to Kunstforum Bank Austria, where you have always excellent exhibitions.
Written 5 May 2019
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Jon M
Little Rock, AR6,721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Probably not on your top ten list of places or things to see in Vienna but this Square was feet from our apartment and we walked by it each day. A Small Square and a Nice Statue Fountain it is in three tiers and drops water down to the bottom basin
Written 17 July 2018
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top-trippers
Bolton, UK641 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Worth a quick peek or stop for a coffee if you are strolling round the inner City or Ringstrasse. In the 16th and 17th century, lots of private palaces sprang up here, and in nearby Rennngasse, to be close to the Hoffburg. Most are now converted into shops and cafes (including the famous Café Central). There is also a fountain was erected in honour of Emperor Ferdinand I - the four figures at the base symbolize the major rivers of the empire.
Written 11 July 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,60,048 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Freyung is a triangular shaped public square in Vienna. It is just northwest of Am Hof Square. Its a neat place to spend a bit of time during trips to Vienna.

Historically the square was just beyond the walls of a Roman fortification at this location. Irish monks arrived in the 12th century to build a monastery here. This later became the Baroque style Schottenkirche, which you can see at Freyung Square.

Other interesting sightseeing at Freyung Square includes the Austriabrunnen (Austrian Fountain), Bank Austria Kunstforum for art exhibitions as well as palaces which line the square, offering nice architectural viewing. These include the Palais Kinsky and Palais Ferstel, where you can find a Neo-Renaissance indoor passage lined with cafes and shops.
Written 12 April 2018
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DayTrip751728
236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Really fun, kinda touristy but not in a cringe-y way. It's mostly centered around handcrafted egg ornaments but it has a lot of food too. Get a punch at the bar, walk around, sip it, look at all the eggs, listen to some casual music, eat a chimney cake, buy sausage to take home. Good day
Written 2 April 2018
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Michael R
Austin, TX482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Smaller and less upscale than the Palace Easter market, but worth the visit. A great place to just walk around and be a tourist.
Written 22 March 2018
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