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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #25 of 315 Attractions in Vienna
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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Owner 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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Sharon, MA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We're not military museum buffs -- we'd never been to a military museum previously -- but in hindsight, this was one of the most fascinating sites we visited in Vienna. The large entry hall, with its lovely high ceilings and hall of flags, set a grand tone at the start of the galleries. From there, it was easy to wander... More

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Zahle, Lebanon
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The only military museum i have visited before was the military museum in Paris and i was expecting the same experience. It was completely different! The main attraction is the car and uniform of archduke Franz Ferdinand which he was in when he was assassinated. Insights of ww1 and ww2 a lot of vehicles are exhibited. a collection of tanks... More

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Conway, Arkansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We hit the Military Museum on the perfect day! The weather was beautiful, and it was a day that the yard behind the museum was FILLED with historical re-enactors with their antique equipment, and military paraphernalia. The museum was packed. But still easily navigable. We enjoyed the re-enactors, but also loved all the old armor from centuries ago, the old... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visiting this museum, especially its newly refurbished exhibition on the First World War, was one of the highlights of our trip to Vienna. Situated in a magnificent building, which is worth a visit by itself, you will learn a lot here about the history of Austria and Europe.

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Singapore, Singapore
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140 reviews 140 reviews
67 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Bravo. A concentrated collection of the Austrian military greatness from the past to recent times. Weapons, medals, paintings, armour, artillery, canons, lances, and tanks; a celebration of as well as reflection on where Austria came from and a pause upon the future. Visitors are well supported with audio devices and foreign language translations. Each exhibit creates awe and curiosity, and... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was a cold and rainy day when we visited the museum, so being inside on such a day was almost a treat all its own. The building is beautiful inside and out and the surrounding park was nice for a stroll (if it hadn't been so awful outside). The place has hundreds of artifacts - armor, swords, guns, canon,... More

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Langley City, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to this museum specifically as my spouse wanted to see in the car Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in. Many other pieces were interesting. Was interesting- very little English signage-more would have been helpful. The coffee shop doesn't look like much but had a very nice personal size pizza and apple strudel- very reasonably priced compared with other... More

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Spring, TX
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We came to hear a concert at the military museum. The acoustics were great! Nothing like natural acoustics to show off the building. Will definitely want to come back to enjoy the exhibits we didn't get to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The museum was special because of 3 key reasons: 1. It gave a thorough view of the chain of events to the build up of and through the WWI. In my mind the WWI demonstration area was the highlight of this tour. 2. Military history of other centuries (pre WWI) were also covered. Those interested in getting a better context... More

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Vienna, Austria
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Austrian Army Museum is situated at the "Arsenal", a Brickstone-Complex, which was used as an armory and a huge weapons-factory during WWI. Some 15.000 people worked here. Today it is just a few hundred meters from the usual tourist-path, but it is worth a visit after you visited the belvedere castle. The new WWI exhibition ist unique. it shows... More

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