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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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Worth the entry fee.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I pretty much agree with other reviewers. The building that the museum is located in is itself special. The WW1 exhibition is the best part of the museum. It is modern and the narrated in English as well as German. The car and tunic of Franz Ferdinand start that part of the exhibition trail. Its a short trip out of... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This building is an experience in itself . Very interesting architecture external and very much so on the inside The exponates are very informative and help to understand the great historical past of the Imperial Austria

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you are into military and WWI history, then this is a must visit. They have Archduke Ferdinand s car that he was assassinated in. The entire WWI section is very informative and has many great exhibits. The only downside to the museum is that it is a bit of a walk from the nearest subway station.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As previous reviews this is one of the best military museums visited. Incredible artwork and exhibits in a very beautiful building. What is interesting is that due to the location of this museum it gives the perspective from axis point of view. If you enjoy military history this is a must.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is the best military museum in the region, much better than the ones in Bucharest, Belgrade or Budapest. Very organized, large collections and interesting exhibits from different epochs. If you have a passion for military history you can spend here easily at least 5 hours or even much more. If you don't speak German you should take the audio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent museum with great exhibits specialising in world War 1 AND 2. A couple of Halls are dedicated to the 1600's through to Napolean times. Whilst some of the major exhibits including the car that the Duke was assassinated and his wife that started WW1 do have English summary the majority of exhibits are all in German. I liked the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Heeresgessischlisches Museum (HGM) or Arsenal Kasserne; It's the most important museum who intererests in military history. The museum itself an important building builded for military a military kasserne in imperial period. inside of the museum you can see all the famaus royal cavalry regiments of Napoleonic Wars: Husarens, Uhlans, Kuraseriens, Dragoons etc, and even the artillery pieces. you can also... More 

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