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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #27 of 294 attractions in Vienna
Type: Military Museums, History Museums
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is located next to the Hauptbahnhof - max 20mins walk (you can catch bus). Its very interesting as it takes you through Austria's history - its a very quite museum and it was desereted when we visited. We were disappointed not to see the Archduke Ferdinand's car. Information leaflets in a number of languages are available in every... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If World War II history intrigues you, then you must pay a visit to this museum. A well maintained and serene place, there'll be no crowd to disturb you as you go through each section and read and listen to its history. There are also collections of ammunition and clothing used for different wars over a period of time dating... More

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Galway, Ireland
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Located near the new Hauptbahnhof, it is not an easy place to get to. On arrival discovered that the Tank garden was closed and the car of Archduke Ferdinand was away for renovation. What impressed me was the section on the Austro-Hungarian navy. I would have expected to see more WW2 uniforms and memorabilia/equipment. Though they have in very good... More

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Seattle, Washington
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The military museum is outstanding and well worth a visit. Tracing Austria's military and naval history, the museum houses many fascinating exhibits from the Turkish wars through WW II. An interesting display is the car in which Franz Ferdinand was assassinated as well as his uniform on that fateful day. The building itself is marvelous with ceiling paintings of historical... More

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Liss, Hants
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Oh dear, what a let-down! One of the main reasons I visited Vienna and left disappointed ... Let me start with the good points. Admission charges reasonable - one adult = €6 plus €2 for photos and videos. Under 19's enter free and on the first Sunday of the month admission is free to everyone. Architecture is stunning and worth... More

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Hurst Green, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

This was the best museum we went to as a family. The displays were excellent and the help sheets in English went through the chronological events in Austrian history really well the WW2 display of equipment was very goos, especially the model battle ship which showed a cut section of the ships insides. Well worth a visit

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Military History musuem is appropriately housed in the old city arsenal, on top of the hill about 8 minutes walk across from the Belvedere gallery. Outside are the first indications of war : heavy guns, tanks. Inside is a sad and moving srquence of galleries. Tip : Start upstairs in the quiet galleries devoted to The Duke of Savoy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My primary reason to visit the Heeresgeschichtliches museum (museum of military history) was to see the artifacts of Archduke Franz Ferdinand - the car in which he and his wife, Sophie von Hohenberg, were assassinated in, and the Archdukes uniform jacket (complete with bullet hole). This event was the catalyst for the first world war. This being the 100th anniversary... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The palace itself is worth the visit. The collection of armours and weapons is impressive, but it focus too much on the Napoleonic period. I found that the sections of the World Wars were quite poor. And there weren't any equipment of the modern Austrian Army (aside from the jet fighter outside).

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

From the 1000's to the modern day. Very interesting and not crazy busy. Explains the entire history of Vienna and greater Austria. Low cost and come with audio presentation.

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