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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Strasse | Burgring 7, Vienna 1040, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #12 of 407 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Traveler Description: Naturhistorisches Museum The Natural History Museum is located downtwon, at Burgring 7, just in front of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Website... more »
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Krakow, Poland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

lovely museum! I enjoyed the tour. It's huge so if you want to see most of it, you do need to book some time to do it. There were not too many people, there was a nice cafeteria in the upper level, in case you want to rest between floors, as it is lots of walking and lots of exhibits... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I think after Natural History Museum in London, this one is the second best in Europe. As a marine biologist I loved it! Worth to visit and be ready to spend at least 3-4 hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I am not a big fan of museums, so I only went for my boyfriend who wanted to visit. The first floor is all about rocks and dinosaurs, and the second floor is all about stuffed animals. The Natural History Museum in New York is a lot better, this was just OK.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It was a huge museum with vast amount of artifacts and exhibits. It was impressive but I got a bit bored going through the exhibits since I'm not a big geology or animal lover. I was forced to go but I would've definitely gone to see the art museum across the park instead of this one. Although, someone who likes... More

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Hobart, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Huge, vast, gigantic are some of the words I would use to describe this museum. Unless you have days to wander the halls you must be selective with what you want to see. There is something for everyone in the museum and most exhibits have an English explanation as well which is helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The building is gigantic and very interesting to look at - you can have lunch in the top atrium of the building which is very enjoyable. There are 1000's if not more objects in this museum and easily one of the best National History Museums I have been to. Either book your tickets ahead of time or be prepared to... More

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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Geology lovers and also nature lovers in general should come and see this lovely museum, located near the Maria Theresa Square in Vienna. The exhibition is very interesting and is illustrated in a very nice manner. It is very impressive. The museum is worth the money.. I'd say that it is the best in Vienna.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

First time I visited Vienna was closed. So this winter we travelled from Seefeld in Tirol where we were staying especially to visit it! It was fantastic! The building itself is a masterpiece of architecture with painted ceilings and ornamented walls(former palace)! Huge galleries housing in a very well organized way millions of priceless rare artifacts! Exhibits from minerals and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is the best museum that i seen in my life. Its big and with some interactive laerning parts. If you like history this is place you must see with kids or just as cople.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The biggest benefit of going to a museum like this one is that you get to see the kinds of animals that you will never encounter in your entire life. The collection of birds and insects is particularly astonishing. If you are a fan of birds and insects, you don't want to miss this museum. Spare one day to visit... More

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