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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #25 of 412 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Perth, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This museum is a bit off the beaten track but easy to get to on Tram D, which takes you directly to the main railway station and it's a short walk from there. It's well worth a visit but allow a few hours to get around all of the exhibits. The rooms are beautifully laid out and there is a... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Aside from the one rude staff manning the entrance desk, the rest of the staff were fine. Lots to see - tanks, planes, uniforms, weapons, the car Franz Ferdinand was executed in, and so much more. We were very impressed. spent about 3 hours there which included the time we ate there. Everything was written in German with some notes... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Although there are two whole floors to this museum, had time only to visit the first floor, which includes the WWI and WWII exhibitions. If this part of history is interesting for you, this museum is a must. Especially the WWI exhibition, which has a very detailed explanation of the war, with a very large collection of items: from mortars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You can see the military equipment during the war. On the ground floor, there are a lot of exhibitions about the WW1 and WW2. In WW1 area, you can see the car and cloth of assassination at Sarajevo. There are some description about the assassination, for example, the route and so on. That will tell you about the truth. On... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This museum is so much more than it's excellent WWI exhibit. The entire museum is housed within a beautiful building that would be worth a visit in its own right. There is also the small collection of military vehicles from WWII onwards and the excellent collection of weaponry from the 16th century onwards. As a major source of professional soldiers... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Unfortunately, we arrived at closing time and saw the most minimal interior. The interior may be nice, but we still chose to tour the expansive grounds. We spent an hour examining cannons, a jet plane, and many other pieces of art and military history. As a former arsenal, the many buildings are spread out and between each there are things... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When we heard that the car in which Archduke Ferdinand had been assassinated was at this museum, as well as some German tanks, we made our way here via public transit. It was difficult to locate because the signage is not the best. There is a small café at the museum if you're hungry or thirsty; it has a very... More

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