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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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Description: This museum houses many fascinating historical artifacts including the car...
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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My girlfriend and I visited this museum on our first trip to Vienna. We had time for 1 museum and it was a Monday, so the main history museum was closed, so it made this one an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Raleigh, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We wanted a place to visit for a morning as we had a plane late afternoon. We had done loads of visits for the girls so we where allowed to do something for the men. This museum is easy to get to by train. There is too much to see in half a day, give yourself all day. The contents... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I visited this museum on our first trip to Vienna. We had time for 1 museum and it was a Monday, so the main history museum was closed, so it made this one an easy choice. The museum is broken into 5 or so exhibits each focusing on a different era of Austria's history. The best is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are a military and/or history buff, you may want to spend an entire day in this fascinating place. All others should at least visit for a couple of hours to see some important historical artifacts housed here. Visit to learn more.... Unfortunately, however, some (not all) of the staff here were rather dour and unpleasant. They could appreciate... More 

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Fohnsdorf, Austria
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fantastic and amazing throughout! So much history and culture. It probably is not on many people "to do" list when they visit Vienna but it should be. If you have the time, make every effort to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This museum was great! The tickets are very inexpensive, which was a great plus and the museum had so much you could learn from! I will say that you have to be mildly interested in military history, but I knew very little walking into the museum and still had a great time looking at all the artifacts. The biggest must... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It was really great visit for all our family. We enjoyed the building, the interesting collection which is well organized and makes everything easy to find. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in history of warfare, with emphasis on wars Austria was involved in. Weapons, armor, uniforms, they all have place here. The highlight for me was the fact that each section had handouts in several different languages with historic background on one side and exhibits worth notice on the other.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A purpose-built museum in the 19th century, this lovely building houses an eclectic mix of militry stuff from the ages. Much is old and dusty, but there are 2 must see thgings here. Most importantly, the original automobile built in 1910 in which Franz Ferdinand was shot in Sarajevo in 1914. One of the 2 bullet holes is clearly visible!... More 

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Kingston,Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a great place to see. It has all the wars Austria was involved in from early 1600's to present from the early armour to arms of WW2

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Never seen so many suits of armour in my life! You need to be aware that chronologically it starts with the Ottoman Wars on the top floor, but in the far corner. Best to go up one side, then back down the other, following the Audio Guide numbers. I agree it isn't the easiest of places to find, but it's... More 

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