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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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Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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Overwhelming Collection in Vienna (was unexpected)

We did not have the time required to complete all sections. But we only realized that after being there that it was a really well maintained and updated Museum having long history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We did not have the time required to complete all sections. But we only realized that after being there that it was a really well maintained and updated Museum having long history which has gone into making the collection available there so incredible.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you speak German then I'm sure this is a really great museum. Otherwise most of the exhibits are not in English (despite what the man at the door will tell you) and the Audio guide only has maybe 20 entries for the entire museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

huge collections, excellent, it takes more than 2 hours of fast screening of show rooms, needs English labelling of most exhibited items

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed every room. Specially the minerals which isn't my cup of tea, otherwise. Recommended! Even the food in restaurant was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent natural history museum, which actually does help the visitor who speaks only English with many translated exhibit labels. The collection is vast and awesome, expertly presented. The best highlight for me was a feature of the dinosaur exhibition -- an audioanimatronic Allosaurus that comes to "life" every few minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

my friends and i entered 2 hours before the museum closed, and we wished we'd had more time to see everything. the exhibits are amazing - there's something for everyone. definitely worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum with a friend while we were in Vienna and we both loved it! The museum has a lot of interesting exhibits--gemstones, fossils, dinosaurs, etc. We both got an English audioguide for an extra 2 euros which I would definitely recommend because some of the explanations for the exhibits are in German. We spent 3 hours here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I only went to this museum cause my friend really wanted to go and it was amazing. You could see so many samples of stones, animals, dinosaurs, skeletons and so much more. I absolutely loved it and it gave me a great view of what nature is, was and will be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum! The museum is beautiful and the gem collection is the best! We had lunch upstairs & it was a nice break so we could continue seeing the rest of the museum. One of the highlights of our trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most interesting museums we ever visited. We could check all kinds of species and learn how wide is our animal life on Earth. The planetarium is great (but I'm not sure if there are sessions in English. We went to a German-spoken session).

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01-521-770
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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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.