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Schwarzenbergplatz is as square in Vienna, Austria. It is actually more a like a small, open street than a square, and it runs between the Kärntner Ring section of the Ringstraße and Lothringerstraße. Travelling south, the street, Schwarzenbergstraße, becomes Schwarzenbergplatz after passing Kärntner Ring. Schwarzenbergplatz then continues briefly until it becomes Rennweg Straße as it passes by the large enclosed parks of Belvedere-Garten and the Palais Schwarzenberg and the Schwarzenberggarten to the west


In October 1873 the first Vienna large water fountain was built in this area. and there was a dedication and ceremony with Emperor Franz Joseph I attending. Since 1880, the space between the Ring Road and Lorraine Road bears the name Schwarzenbergplatz, in memory of Karl Philipp Schwarzenberg.

Following the end of World War II, the Soviet occupation forces in Austria elected to erect a Russian Heros Monument with a Russian tank as part of the monument. This occurred in April 1946. The area was also name Stalin Square. Following the departure of the occupation forces, the tank was removed, but, it is my understanding that the Austrian govenment was required to retain the monument by the agreement that rmoved the occupation forces. In any event it is still there. Somewhere in my archives, I have pictures of the tank as well.

Some departure from my Arizona desert shots, but when I stay in Vienna, this platz is right around the corner from my hotel.

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