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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #27 of 417 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 October 15, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Oak Ridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If you are a WW1 fanatic or buf, go to this museum. I went for two reasons -- first, tit houses the car that Franz Joseph was shot in, as well as the uniform he died in. I also wanted to see how it treated tought questions of Autrian history. I was please din both cases, but the Austrian history... More

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Cobar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed going here. Lots and lots to see. Great coffee shop too. We walked there, but you can take the hop on hop off bus, or train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Acces easy, entrance spectacular, the building and surroundings are a visit on there own right. Price 6 euros, I hate that extra Euro for taking pictures, exibits are small but complete well presented, staff is freindly and nice .The cafe is great with amaing staff too, souvenir shop small, didn't really look much at it. Francis Ferdinand assasination car and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We tried to do this museum in a couple of hours. It probably deserved about four. They have a great number of war memorabilia, paintings, weapons, armor, maps, tanks, planes, and flags. The English audio tour was pretty good, but the items described on the tour seemed to be picked at random. The top half of the museum lacked English... More

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

In the museum you can see the original auto of the assassination of the Archiduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajewo. Particulary this year that is the anniversary of 100 years of the start of the World War I the museum offers a lot of interesting documentation.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

wish had more time to access inside, but unfortunately was a tthe bus, and barely gave us time to take some photos from outside, should visit it next time I go to Vienna

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Museum of Military History) focuses on Austrian military history, and houses a collection of artifacts dating from the 1700s or so through the Second World War with some post War items (e.g., in the Tank Park). This is a very good military history museum, and while (just my perspective) does not exhibit depth or scale of, say, Musée... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The WWI exhibit is very well detailed with high quality artifacts. You can get up close and personal with the car in which Archduke Ferdinand was killed. The extent of uniforms, vehicles, ordinances, cannons, planes, etc...is very impressive. The rest of the museum is also well done but WWI is the main event and well worth the visit. Only costs... More

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