Saturday, April 11, 2009


This is one of two Flak Towers (I recommend reading this article) located in the Augarten. The other is rectangle in shape.  As explained in the article flak is a German acronym meaning anti aircraft guns. 
 Built by the Germans in 1942 as anti aircraft defense they could also house many thousands of troops. What I found interesting is that the explosives required to destroy these structures would also destroy the surrounding neighbourhood.
There is a total of  four other  flakturms still standing in other parts of Vienna.  

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