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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

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Address: Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
Phone Number: 43 1 795 61 0
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Description: This museum houses many fascinating historical artifacts including the car...
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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So many interesting things to see, majority have English translations but not all! Huge array of tanks outside, staff also very friendly. Bit cheeky but there's an extra charge if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

So many interesting things to see, majority have English translations but not all! Huge array of tanks outside, staff also very friendly. Bit cheeky but there's an extra charge if you want to take photos (you will!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lovely to look around the war museum. Very quiet area.. there are not many restaurants and shops. When we were there, not many people It was not popular tourist place but worth to go there.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Always been fascinated by events in Sarajevo in 1914, which ultimately led to a global conflict and the slaughter of millions. Here you can the car in which Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, as well as the uniform he was wearing and the chaise long on which he died. Lots of military hardwear for all the combatant countries in WW1 on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Who would think that a military museum would be so amazingly interesting? And I am a girl! But the presentation, the wealth of interesting items, and the surprising objectivity made this a truly very educational several hours. You really need much more time to take all of this in. I look forward to visiting again on my next visit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Great museum, actually looking at war from a potential enemy point of view. Exhibits are outstanding, as is the building which was purpose built as a museum. Reached here on a tour bus so was easy to get too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Maybe there's an easier way to get to this place, but I didn't find it. It's trying in the winter. The hours here are odd: they close at 5 pm! There is nothing nearby. This is a military museum and well set up, but beware that for the non-soldier types, it could be a bit of a depressing visit, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This museum is massive! We decided to visit as the day was raining and cold and we wanted to do something indoors. The building that the museum is in was purpose built and is the oldest purpose built military museum in the world. The array of items here is amazing. From the Napoleonic Era, to World War II. They have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'm not crazy on war museums, however the scale and size of the collections on show was impressive. I think if you were really into your war history, you could spend a whole day here. We spent 2hrs and had a really good time. The WW2 section was very interesting, to see it from the side of the Austrians (compared... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Museum of Military History of Vienna is a unique place, which rather than focusing on pure military hardware, such as ships, airplanes and machine guns, puts the scope on symbols, insignias, uniform and various objects and documents which enable the visitor to experience the mood and atmosphere of the Austrian (and later Austro-Hungarian) Empire from a military perspective. there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This is an outstanding Military Museum with lots of WW1 arms and other accessories.A little bit far from the centre but there is a very good metro connection at this Museum.Strongly recommended to see this Museum if you are really interested in military.

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