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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Address: Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
Phone Number: 43 1 795 61 0
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Ranked #21 of 302 Attractions in Vienna
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses many fascinating historical artifacts including the car in which Archduke...
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

comprehensive first and second world wars in depth even Ferdinand's car, amazing. Other periods covered too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

While at the Belvedere Palace I had to luck to speak to one of the museum stewards who strongly recommended the Military History Museum, which is a short walk throught the park. The museum has been the cheapest and best museum we have been through dealing with the overall history of Austria. The newly renovated WWI exhibition is fabulous and... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We spend about 3 hours in the museum but one, interested in the WWI and WWII, could easily spend a whole day. There are several very interesting exhibitions on the two floors, abundant in artefacts, photos, arms, personal effects, etc., about the Thirty Years War, the war with the Ottoman Turks, The wars of Napoleon. There is a special hall... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Museum building is really beautiful and well worth the visit itself. Collection is also very interesting, especially if you are interested in WWI history. If you are from Serbia like me (or some other country involved in WWI) then it is even more interesting. Entrance is free on every first Sunday of the month, at least it was when I... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I spent approximately two hours here and enjoyed the span of history represented through primary artifacts. I was especially impressed by the World War I exhibit. English is available throughout via pieces of paper at the entrance to each room. I would recommend going early as it was quite busy when I left and would have been less enjoyable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Cool museum. The WWI section is particularly interesting, which is apt given the pivotal role the assassination of Austria's heir to the throne played in the commencement of the war. One of the key exhibits is the actual car that Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in. By chance we went on the first Sunday of the month when entry is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Vienna Army Museum was a pleasant surprise that we visited almost by accident on a snowy Sunday. The exhibits are arranged over two floors with a (topical) emphasis on WW1, however there are fantastic uniforms and weapons from the Middle ages to 1945. The tank garden is shut from November to March, but there was more than enough to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The museum is located in the "Arsenal " and can be reached from Wien Mitte Bahnhof with tram O, stop Fasanengasse and then a short walk into the park. There is a new exhibition on World War One - the only one I visited ( one can spend several hours here).Interesting to learn the view of Austria ( the enemy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Well laid out museum with lots of exhibits from 1st and 2nd World Wars. More extensive English explanations and information would have been useful. Worth a visit and accessible from hop on/ hop off bus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This museum is far better than the website makes it look. It has Archduke Franz Ferdinand's car - the one he was in when assassinated, which caused WWI. There is a large section on the Austro-Hungarian experience of WWI. Enough to see for a couple of hours and a good value cafe. Entrance is about €3.50 and the whole thing... More 

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