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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, 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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Going on a short city trip to Vienna means, that you have to decide what to do and experience - simply because their are tons of attractions, things to see and stuff to do. Thanks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Kapstadt, Südafrika
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Salzburg, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Normally I find natural history museums really interesting, e.g. London, Salzburg and Toulouse, all 3 of which I visited and liked. However this one was pretty dull if I'm honest, just endless rooms with endless rows of glass cabinets with rocks or minerals or stuffed animals...not overly impressed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Going on a short city trip to Vienna means, that you have to decide what to do and experience - simply because their are tons of attractions, things to see and stuff to do. Thanks to the rain we changed our plans and visited the Museum. And it was worth it, beautiful architecture, informative collections, interactive elements... Each room was... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

For the most part, the natural history museum is wonderful - amazing collections of minerals and animals, with a scope of exhibits that can be seen at few science museums. However, on our recent visit, we were dismayed to see that an exhibition of photographs about the American plains - "Buffalo Ballad" - used the offensive term "redskins" to describe... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Go there and see a giant turtle skeleton,nice dinosaur replicas,get your own Neanderthal picture,hold a meteorite in your hand,see interesting planetarium,activate a volcano and of course,the is a Willendorf venus inside and many many more...

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

You get so much for the 10 euros admission fees and 2 euros for the audio guide. It's worth spending half a day there to learn many new things about our wonderful world. There're also lockers for all luggage sizes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Fair price, great collection! For spending half a day with the kidsWill buy annual ticket and keep going. The meteorite collection and the mineral collection was spectacular.

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Kingston,Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a great museum to spend the day in. We had brunch at the a nearby Cafe and then went early to the museum. The displays are just wonderful, interactive and in English. For 2 Eur you can rent a audio guide to help

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Tunbridge Wells
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our visit was somewhat overshadowed by our visit to Vienna Zoo in the morning. Seeing the same species of animal which we had seen prancing around in the morning as stuffed exhibits in the afternoon was a definite turn-off. There are far too many glass cases with a plethora of finches, mice, rats, penguins, hippos etc. The dinosaur exhibits were... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The building itself is amazing! And the museum is very interesting especially for kids with so many fascinating things to see, so many things to do. It was great experience for our ten years old boy and for us as well

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You can spend days inside. Interesting new exhibits, old ( I mean from 1900) exhibits, great café for sit down lunch. Perfect place for rainy day.

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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.