Towering WWII Relic in the Heart of Vienna

Just off Vienna’s happy-go-lucky Mariahilfer Strasse, I came upon a mighty WWII flak tower built in 1944, which still functions as a shelter for the Austrian government in times of crisis. There are several such WWII towers in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna — all built after Hitler realized he might be defending his empire on his own turf.

This is Day 53 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more right here on my travel blog.


3 Replies to “Towering WWII Relic in the Heart of Vienna”

  1. I’m tickled to see the Vienna footage as we will be on your 8 day tour culminating in Vienna late this fall!

  2. There is another Flak Tower in Vienna in the Augarten. I thought that one of them had been turned into an aquarium.

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