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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #28 of 400 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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Fareham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We found the museum hard to find. The signing was not good but what a find. This is a must for all military history buffs, especially those who are keen on the First World War. The exhibition is wonderful and has good English translations of all items on display. This is not true for the rest of the museum when... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A bit out of the way from the central part of Vienna but easily reached by bus. Well worth visiting as it holds the car that Franz Ferdinand was assinated in, his uniform from that fatal day and the gun that shot him. The building itself is magnificent and very decorative inside. The other exhibits were good - concerning the... More

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you enjoy history and want to learn more about the Austrian Empire, which was quite a force in the 1800s, this is a terrific museum. The audio guide is very good. The museum tracks Austrian miltary history from the building of the empire through World War II in an interesting and balanced way, particularly given the Nazi occupation of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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

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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