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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Arsenal Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #25 of 310 Attractions in Vienna
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses many fascinating historical artifacts including the car in which Archduke...
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is a little off the beaten path, but not far from the Belvedere Palace. My husband is a history buff and was so happy to see a large section dedicated to WW1. It was interesting to learn more about this event from the Austrian perspective. Also a section on WW2, aviation, navy, and even more distant historical eras.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

As good as I've seen and I've seen Peronne, Albert 1916 and the In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres. This contains the car in which Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were shot as well as his uniform. It's a must for military enthusiasts if you're in the vicinity. It's a bit out of town - something of a hidden... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Military Museum is in a former military building/complex (barracks) so it sits outside the main area but not too far when using public transportation. It is not far from the Upper Belvedere. It has a beautiful main entrance hall with large statues of counts and other significant military men (Generals) from the past. The museum's main attraction is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited on the first Sunday of the month which was free entry so can't really comment on the price, but it was very interesting especially the WW1 exhibition.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One of the great things about going to this museum is the bus ride through the city to get to it, and then a walk through the magnificent gardens with the trees displaying autumn colours, and an impressive sight walking up to the museum. This is an amazing (very large) museum and do make time to really enjoy the displays.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful hidden gem! Not on the normal list of things to do but one the best museums I've been to. Just the architecture of the building alone is impressive...then you see what's inside. My kids learned more about what started WW I and the following history in an hour then they have ever learned in a book. Displays... More 

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Sharon, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We're not military museum buffs -- we'd never been to a military museum previously -- but in hindsight, this was one of the most fascinating sites we visited in Vienna. The large entry hall, with its lovely high ceilings and hall of flags, set a grand tone at the start of the galleries. From there, it was easy to wander... More 

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Zahle, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The only military museum i have visited before was the military museum in Paris and i was expecting the same experience. It was completely different! The main attraction is the car and uniform of archduke Franz Ferdinand which he was in when he was assassinated. Insights of ww1 and ww2 a lot of vehicles are exhibited. a collection of tanks... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We hit the Military Museum on the perfect day! The weather was beautiful, and it was a day that the yard behind the museum was FILLED with historical re-enactors with their antique equipment, and military paraphernalia. The museum was packed. But still easily navigable. We enjoyed the re-enactors, but also loved all the old armor from centuries ago, the old... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visiting this museum, especially its newly refurbished exhibition on the First World War, was one of the highlights of our trip to Vienna. Situated in a magnificent building, which is worth a visit by itself, you will learn a lot here about the history of Austria and Europe.

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