Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jubiläumswarte at Sunset

The observation tower on top of Wilhelminenberg was erected in 1956,  replacing an older steel construction that had been erected in 1899 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of emperor Franz Joseph I's ascendancy to the Austrian throne. Therefore, the present tower is still colloquially known as "Jubiläumswarte" (jubilee tower).