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Neighbourhood: Laimgrube
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  • Neubaugasse • 3 min walk
  • Kettenbrückengasse • 6 min walk
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,984 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
You don't expect to find World War II weapons platforms in the middle of a Baroque park, but here they are. These Flaktürme (Flak Towers) were built during World War II to defend Vienna from Allied bombing attacks. They are so massive and fortified that it would be financially prohibitive to demolish them.

Thus, they serve as a very present reminder of the horrors brought about throughout Europe by fascism, as well as of the tragic and unprecedented bombing of innocent women and children by the Allies.
Written 6 December 2022
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Vissing
Stenloese, Denmark1,100 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Its there, so why dont the austrians put up Any information about it ? History doesnt go away. Luckily Google is your friend, so we used that. Impressive building
Written 14 July 2021
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Peter A
Bratislava, Slovakia25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The flake towers are located in the large and beautiful park Augarten. You can only observe the towers from a short distance, but the view is impressive for their height and massiveness. You will not spend a lot of time observing the towers, but the park's stroll will make a nice experience from it.
Written 6 July 2021
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Need To See It All
Perth, Australia1,075 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We went to see the ones in Augarten. They were very stark and imposing, an impressive sight. It would be good to see the either repurposed or perhaps just turned into a museum for viewing, even for the view from the top alone it would attract visitors.
Written 11 September 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Big, grey , ugly if you like , at the sides of a park - the 2 anti aircraft defense towers in Augarten.
Built during WWII with double purpose - on top of both there was a platform that had anti aircraft guns - ranging from 20mm to the dreaded 88mm Flak (the most feared cannon of WWII). Inside there were bunkers that could shelter thousands of people during air raids.
The bigger G type Tower had the heavy 88mm cannons the L type tower had the smaller 20mm cannons.
There are several that are still standing in Vienna - 1 is an aquarium , on top of another there is a restaurant ... so they have a useful purpose today.
This 2 are sort of abandoned - part of the landscape of the park. If you are wondering why those still stand - it is simple the Nazis used so much iron and concrete to build these that simply the work to get those down will cost too much, so until this 2 will also be repurposed they stand tall reminding us an era of war and terror.
For those of you who are interested in history for sure it is worth visiting.
Written 5 April 2020
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Tourist66125611365
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A healthy use of a war relic. Those who work there are friendly and competent, there are opportunities for physical contact with some species, which is rare and does not seem to bother animals. Great view of the restaurant / cafe on top of the building.
Written 23 August 2019
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E17_KJ
London, UK1,273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We went to see this one in Arenberg Park. I was fascinated by how they’re just now part of the environment, with little hint of their history. One overlooks a football pitch while the other has a community garden at its base.

Arenberg Park is also a lovely place to relax on a hot afternoon, with a nice outside bar at its edge.
Written 17 June 2019
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Nick G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Although it's now an aquarium and zoo with a bar on top, it's still a WW2 flak tower. If you know what that is, you'll want to visit for that alone. The Austrians, for obvious reasons, don't really celebrate their war history much beyond the Anschluss, but nevertheless a flak tower is a flak tower.... there is a small museum at the top with a fee bits'n'pieces...a rusty panzerfaust, an Allied UXB, etc, and some display boards in the stairwells, and if you're expecting a flak gun on the roof you'll be disappointed, but it is at least still there and a piece of history.
Written 24 May 2019
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Dale6284
Calgary, Canada368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We purposed on a walk around Vienna one day to make our way to one of the three WW II Flak Towers that remain in the city. With the help of a cell phone map we found it without too much difficulty. The one we found our way to is just a few blocks from the museum quarter and it has been wonderfully repurposed as an aquarium and climbing wall. The tower reflects a very difficult period in the Imperial City's history and it's worth at least wandering past on one's travels about.
Written 7 August 2018
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ErinaNajdovska
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
There's something magical about the place, I first went to visit the House of the Sea, saw the climbers and then came back to do the climbing as well :)

I climbed with an instructor, and she was more then helpful, patient and full of confidence and very knowledgeable. She gave me pointers and tips that improved my climbing a lot. I am a beginner, so I didnt manage to go any far up the wall, but it was great to be able to just go a few floors as compared to the building next door.

All of the other climbers were supportive too. Great climbing facility offering an unique experience, highly recommended.
Written 27 July 2018
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