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Discovering Heldenplatz

Discovering Heldenplatz, Vienna

Where : Heldenplatz, Vienna Discovering Heldenplatz Heldenplatz is located at the very tip of the Old Historic town of Vienna.  It links the Old town to the MuseumsQuartier (or Museum Quarter). At some point you will pass in front of Heldenplatz or “Heroes Square” which is located in front of the Holfburg Palace. It’s impossible to pass buy and not notice the huge palace structure with imposing monuments.  During the spring, it’s also nice to notice the beautiful gardens. History facts Also, according to Wikipedia, it was a place of many important actions and historical events.  As some of you may know, Adolf Hitler was Austrian.  And this is the very place for his ceremonial announcement of the Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany on 15 March

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Discovering The Chain Bridge

Discovering The Chain Bridge, Budapest

Where : The Chain Bridge, Budapest Discovering The Chain Bridge.  When we finished visiting the Buda Castle grounds, we made it a point to cross the Chain Bridge. It’s a suspension bridge that links Buda and Pest. According to Wikipedia, the Chain Bridge is the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary and it was opened in 1849. Unfortunately, the original bridge was blown up on January 1945 during World War II.  It needed to be rebuilt and later reopened in 1949. As we crossed the bridge by foot, the details left us in awe.  The linking loops acting as chains all the way across the river.  The  giant Guardian lions and the amazing views from Danube River.  Also, the

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