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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #27 of 397 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This museum's big draw is the car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in as they were driven through Sarajevo on a fateful state visit on 28 June 1914. Sensibly the Museum has chosen to showcase this star attraction, in a dedicated room of its own forming part of a more general history of the... More

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I'm not generally a fan of studying military history, but I found this museum to be fascinating. I was with a tour that focused on the WWI exhibit, which was excellent. I had a short opportunity to walk through some other exhibits, but I wish I'd had all day to explore. I hope to return one day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have just returned from the Vienna Museum of Military History. We have previously visited this Museum and were most impressed at the time. The magnificent WW1 exhibition is now open and is well worth visiting, but allow several hours plus to do so especially if intending to view the entire museum. As I have said, we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The First World War dept is just great, with unique exhibits from Sarajevo in July 1914 rough to 1919 - fascinating and very we'll presented.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Situated in a (part of) huge Arsenal building just south of Belvedere park. If you are (army) history fan, that is your place to go - it is an interesting mixture of obvious "technical exhibits" such as weapons, vehicles, airplanes, even boats, then uniforms and documents, but features also an interesting collection of paintings, photos, videos and similar documents about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great collection with new WWI exhibition now open. Could have used a few more translations on some exhibits but the breadth of the displays made up for it. Not publicized much in guide books but if you like military history it's a must.

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited here as we were in the area visiting the Belvedere and wanted a change from art and palaces. This museum houses a fascinating collection of uniforms, badges, paintings, weapons and models charting the history of Austria's military. For 6 euros each it also represents excellent value compared to most other museums and galleries in Vienna. But definitely worth a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

to enjoy all the exhibits even if you are only interested in a specific period in world history. With the centenary of the outbreak of WWI upon us I took my daughter and grandson to specifically see the car used by Franz Ferdinand - complete with bullet hole! - that started the war and,of course,everything else connected to that moment... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited this great venue and ran out time. So much to see, read and watch. Did it with the english audio and was great as alot of the writing is not in english. Suggestion if limited for time don't dwaddle in the first 2 sections 1592 to 1800. You will run out of time for the 1914 and 1934 sections.... More

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Wish we would have opted for the English audio guide as there is very little English and no labels in English but worth the visit.

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