We haven’t yet seen an official announcement about the Eurovision Fan Mile in Vienna. But, according to Austrian news site OE24, it will snake past Vienna’s iconic Heldenplatz — Heroe’s Square.

The newspaper quotes “insiders” from ORF. “There are many ideas, but for specific projects, it is still too early,” they say.

Naturally it will include performances by current and former Eurovision contestants on an open-air stage.

Heldenplatz rests in front of the Hofburg Palace, which was home to countless Habsburg rulers. The square itself has seen its share of history, both good and bad. One of the darker days came in March 1938 when Adolf Hitler ceremonially announced that Nazi Germany had annexed Austria. It’ll be pretty powerful to see Conchita Wurst sing her heart out for the LGBT-friendly crowd in the same square.

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7 years ago

Habsburg is written with a B. I am looking forward to it.