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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Maria-Theresien-Strasse | Burgring 7, Vienna 1040, Austria
Phone Number: 01-521-770
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Description: The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant...
The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant collection of dinosaur skeletons and meteorites in addition to a large display of insects from around the world.
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Not quite NY but a lovely sojourn into our collective past

There is such honesty about visiting natural science museums, especially ones situated in such a culture hub such as the ones in Vienna. After spending time and money admiring how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

There is such honesty about visiting natural science museums, especially ones situated in such a culture hub such as the ones in Vienna. After spending time and money admiring how the rich and famous, like the former Royals of Austria, spent their fortunes, it is a relief to get back to basics and discover the humanity in us all. Such... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Opportunity to see Venus of Willendorf. Dinosaur exhibit exceptional as well. Minerals exhibit outstanding. Well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The museum was great in every aspect. Great interior and architecture! Fun and educating electronics (real size moving dinosaur and other really cool interactive devices). Also very interesting parts inside. A must see thing in Vienna.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This visit was nice, but it is not a "must-do" if you are pressed for time. The collection is nicely curated but limited in items. If you have been to any of the natural history museums in London, Paris or Berlin, skip this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The first floor of the museum is very interesting and you get to see many special skeletons including dinosaurs. They also have a nice evolution theme to, that gives a little extra to the whole exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is situated opposite the Kunsthistoriches museum - these are 2 identical buildings near the Viennese parliament and is on the Ringstrasse. This museum exhibits all the natural and historical artifacts - right from mineral stones, to dinosaur bones, to fossils, stuffed animals, birds, insects etc. A must visit for people of all ages as its explained in great details.... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

One of those bi Natural History museums like you'll find in several European Capitals. I personally find the Vienna one amongst the better one for several reasons: - location is easy to get to just opposite the other big Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum) and close to city center - there's a constant strive for improving the exhibitions and many modernizations take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

With children of 6 and 3 (free entry), we were thrilled with our visit. Lots to see and not too busy. Not expensive either. The only draw back was the cafe which was both full and posh. We went to a local cafe for lunch and came back again later. This is a must see for the dinosaurs and stuffed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We loved the architecture of this classic museum and the robotic dinosaurs were a hit as well. The layout is easy, 2 floors in large rectangles and the collections of animals and minerals are very extensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My daughter is an art student and can not get enough of stuffed animals to use as references for her illustrations. She thought this was the most wonderful place that she had been to for stuffed animals; its collection is beyond compare. In addition there is a wonderful collection of meteors and dinosaurs and everything else that you would expect... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.