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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01-521-770
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Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant...

The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant collection of dinosaur skeletons and meteorites in addition to a large display of insects from around the world.

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Great fun for all from 7 to 77! With interactive and 3D presentations, this is great place to spent time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great fun for all from 7 to 77! With interactive and 3D presentations, this is great place to spent time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there with 5 more students. It was awesome. There are too many things to see and plan that you need at least 3 hours there. It is a 2 floor museum. Try it!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is certainly not one of the usual highlights of Wien (Vienna), Austria, but it is well worth a visit. For nature buffs, from geology and mineralogy, to fossils, skeletons... you name it. And all set up in an ambient with that old style charm, with dark lacquered wood paneling, you halfway expect to run into Indiana Jones or... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum is located in a very nice area of the city and the building itself is amazing. However, the expositions are average, way too many rocks. Some interactive activities are very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are lots to see and learn until you can't absorb anymore. It is very well organized. Lots of exhibits like minerals, crystals, dinosaurs, human evolution and animals. You'll need at least 3 hours to see the whole museum. Most of the descriptions are in german so audio guide will be helpful. One of the best natural history i've visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to spend the sundays when most places are closed. We have an annual card so we hang out here very often. The dinosaur (Allosaurus) is very life like; it moves and growls. We enjoy walking around exploring the museum during the colder months too. The planterium always presents a different show. Our favourite is the dinosaur show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a true gem. To start off the historical building is just grand and is a sight by it self (even when it would be empty). The collection is very large and the signs give good inputs. I also enjoyed that they use also modern technology beside the historical displays. Finally we also really enjoyed our lunch on... More 

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Grasse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course, Dinosaur's (original bones !) are to be seen, but this museum has a very comprehensive and well organized and structured concept, so it is easy to visit and rewarding with the sheer endless amounts of interesting fossils and animals. What makes this even more interesting is that THIS museum has opposite of it the Art Museum which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best museum ever!!!. So many memories of this place as a kid. Went recently with my boyfriend and its still as amazing as when i was 8. Defo a place for the entire family, friendd, couples... anyone really.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Until I visited the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, my favorite natural history museum was the one in Berlin. The Vienna museum breathes timelessness, it's enormous, and its collection is presented as classic as can be. Compared to the one in Berlin it's just a level better - maybe it's the architecture, maybe the extensive collection, maybe the fantastic chocolate cake... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.