29 August 2011

Soviet soldier and fountain

Soviet soldier and fountain by Ginas Pics
Soviet soldier and fountain, a photo by Ginas Pics on Flickr.

The Hochstrahlbrunnen, a large fountain that looks like a geyser was built to celebrate the construction of the first water pipeline from the Styrian alps to Vienna in 1873.
Close to it you find the Soviet memorial "Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee". It was built in 1945 by the Soviet army to commemorate the 17,000 Soviet soldiers that died in the course of the "Battle for Vienna"

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