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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #26 of 404 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, History Museums
Description: This museum houses many fascinating historical artifacts including the car in which Archduke Ferdinand was riding in when he was assassinated in 1914.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although there are two whole floors to this museum, had time only to visit the first floor, which includes the WWI and WWII exhibitions. If this part of history is interesting for you, this museum is a must. Especially the WWI exhibition, which has a very detailed explanation of the war, with a very large collection of items: from mortars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You can see the military equipment during the war. On the ground floor, there are a lot of exhibitions about the WW1 and WW2. In WW1 area, you can see the car and cloth of assassination at Sarajevo. There are some description about the assassination, for example, the route and so on. That will tell you about the truth. On... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This museum is so much more than it's excellent WWI exhibit. The entire museum is housed within a beautiful building that would be worth a visit in its own right. There is also the small collection of military vehicles from WWII onwards and the excellent collection of weaponry from the 16th century onwards. As a major source of professional soldiers... More

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Texas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Unfortunately, we arrived at closing time and saw the most minimal interior. The interior may be nice, but we still chose to tour the expansive grounds. We spent an hour examining cannons, a jet plane, and many other pieces of art and military history. As a former arsenal, the many buildings are spread out and between each there are things... More

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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When we heard that the car in which Archduke Ferdinand had been assassinated was at this museum, as well as some German tanks, we made our way here via public transit. It was difficult to locate because the signage is not the best. There is a small café at the museum if you're hungry or thirsty; it has a very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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131 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wow why is this place not rated number one in the attractions in Vienna. We spent three hours here and were very impressed. The collection is one of the best I have seen. The museum covers in detail each of the major military periods for Austria. The uniform collection is huge. The çollections are nicely presented in year order making... More

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Like many visitors to Vienna in this centenary of the outbreak of World War I, I went to this museum particularly to see the relics of Franz Ferdinand's assassination. That part is well done, with the car, a contemporary movie clip of his visit to Sarajevo, the bloody shirt, and so on. However, the exhibit begins with a fascinating look... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent much longer in this little museum than we expected to. We went as it is the 100yr anniversary of WW1 for the Franz Ferdinand exhibition but really enjoyed the whole museum

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The title was the main reason I went but the museum contained so much more. The WW1 exhibition was the best as it had everything in English in addition to German. There is wifi which allows you to scan the QR code for additional information. The audio guide was excellent. I did not have much time to go into other... More

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Fareham
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We found the museum hard to find. The signing was not good but what a find. This is a must for all military history buffs, especially those who are keen on the First World War. The exhibition is wonderful and has good English translations of all items on display. This is not true for the rest of the museum when... More

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