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The Augarten Flak Towers is one of the few reminders of the World War II battles that hit Vienna. These towers - and other similar towers - were built by to protect Vienna against allied bombings. Each tower had number of flak guns installed - from the famous German 88 mm. to smaller but more rapid-fire guns. Today the towers - that are located in the Augarten Park - are not that well maintained but they still serve as a reminder of World War II.   
   
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A round flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. This type of towers were called G-towers. The golden tower in the background is a part of a heating plant and trash incinerator.

A round flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. This type of towers were called G-towers. The golden tower in the background is a part of a heating plant and trash incinerator.
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Details from one of  the round flak (anti-aircraft) towers in the Augarten Park in Vienna. The tower had big guns in the centre and smaller guns at the platforms on the side.  
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A round flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. The golden tower in the background is a part of a heating plant and trash incinerator.

A round flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. The golden tower in the background is a part of a heating plant and trash incinerator.
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A square flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. This type of towers were called L-towers.

A square flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. This type of towers were called L-towers.
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Details from a square flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna.

Details from a square flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna.
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A round flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. Notice the size compared to the trees.

A round flak (anti-aircraft) tower in the Augarten Park in Vienna. Notice the size compared to the trees.
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