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The story of the Altes Burgtheater

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Yesterday we asked you to identify one building in a picture. It did not take long for someone to win the quiz! The building in question was the “Altes Burgtheater”. The history of the building goes back to the 16th century until it was demolished in 1888 to allow for the expansion of the Hofburg. There are some things that remind us of the “Altes Burgtheater”. If you are in the area and pay close attention you will find two plaques. One informing us about its existence and the other one telling us where its main door used to be located. Most likely you have seen the first plaque. But did you know about the second one?! (Cr).

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