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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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This museum houses many fascinating historical artifacts including the...

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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Great for History Buffs

My husband and I visited here during our trip to Vienna, and we were amazed at the depth of information and exhibits - particularly relating to WWI. The WWII exhibit was excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Elisa M
Fairhope, Alabama

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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If it wasn't for the absolutely lazy, appaling and unfriendly staff, this would be a great museum to visit. Collections are impressive and visitors are well informed via information in a multitude of languages. Definitely worth the visit. But oh my, rarely have I seen such disinterested staff. From reception to cafe staff, it is almost funny to see. In... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited here during our trip to Vienna, and we were amazed at the depth of information and exhibits - particularly relating to WWI. The WWII exhibit was excellent as well, but not quite as broad. The vehicle Franz Ferdinand was in during his assassination was there - bullet hole and all, as well as the blood-stained... More 

Thank Elisa M
Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After seeing the Belvedere in Vienna, we walked through a lovely park to the Military Museum and first had a tasty lunch at the Arsenal Restaurant. Lined with cannons across the front, the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum is full of interesting exhibits from earlier centuries of Austrian history, from World War I, and World War 2. The collection of Naval history was... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The startling centerpiece of Vienna's museum of military history is the touring car that Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was traveling in when he and his wife Sophie were shot and killed by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, the event that triggered the diplomatic crisis of July 1914 leading to a series of events and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the world war one exhibitions very much as well as the world war II section. It is multi level and has a few tanks out back. They have a gift shop and coffee shop as well. Really nice.

Thank armorcrewman2000
Suwanee, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is great from the outside even, fortress look-alike, very quiet yard and inside. There is plenty of weaponry to be admired, from pikes to rifles. None of the sections lack great paintings, some of the best I have seen in any museum. The interior is adorned with decorations and statues , and has the old feel to it... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great building with nice frescoes. Covered by the Vienna Pass and just a short walk from the main train station. The Hop On/Hop Off Bus also stops here. Good English translations. Sit in the cafe while your husband wanders.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They told me it was a prison for ladies. I couldn't believe it so I went there nearby to see and to explore. It is one part like a prison. But, a complex offers you a lot of good spots to take photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not, repeat not, on a par with the Imperial War Museum in London or the Army Museum in Paris, but it is well worth a visit, especially if you have a Vienna Pass. The hall of Austrian generals is very impressive. It was interesting to see World War I and II exhibits from the perspective of one of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

incredible building with colourful frescos. The exhibits were amazing. Very well put together. so much to see. very reasonable price and very friendly staff. I would visit again. well done brilliant

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