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Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

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Address: Arsenal 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
Phone Number: 43 1 795 61 0
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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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Amazing venue

We came here for a concert in a your group, so only saw the exterior at night. A magnificent facade and the military hall of fame was spectacular. The acoustics for the concert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lagos, Portugal
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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a concert in a your group, so only saw the exterior at night. A magnificent facade and the military hall of fame was spectacular. The acoustics for the concert were great with an venue of a fairly intimate size. We watched a small group perform Vienna Supreme Concerts, consisting of pieces by Strauss Schubert and Mozart,... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The WW1 exhibition's layout guides you through chronological order of WW1. Beginning from the time before the war and the events leading up to it, the different stages of the war, and the end. Lots of genuine WW1 stuff, even the actual car in which Franz Ferdinand was shot. Free entrance every first Sunday of the month, which I used,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn about Austrian history, especially is your knowledge prior to visiting is only of Austria in the 20th century. They have some beautiful artefacts from the Turkish wars all the way to modern day. The new World War 1 exhibit is exceptionally well done and includes the car Franz Ferdinand was shot in (ok... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day in Vienna, this proved to be a wonderful wrap-up of Austrian history over the last 400 years. So much happened here that ties into the larger scheme of things from wars with the Ottoman Empire, Napolean, to involvement in both World Wars. It is so moving to be in front of the automobile in which the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many detailed exhibits-- allow at least a whole day to see it all properly or a few hours to skim through.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in a beautiful building and the interior is even more stunning. The staff, as other reviewers have stated are not exact friendly but we didn't go to see them. We did get a floor map in English then set off. The upper floor is all in German and it showcases Austrian military history from the 1500's to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place if you like to see sad photo's and weapons and paintings showing how horses were used, or abused during the war. Left me cold

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wen spent 5 hours learning about Austria's military history and enjoyed every minute of it. Don't go unless you like history. Well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The concert was short but very enjoyable. Definitely worth to see. Music is high quality. Brahms, Mozart, Strauss' classics are on the playlist. In addition there are solo singers and a ballet show.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little hard to get to, but worth it. Tram D stops at Quartier Belvedere. Walk diagonally through the the park and cross the street to the Arsenal, the museum is through the other side. It is a beautifully preserved building and huge. Very ornate inside. I am not a military fan, but we easily spent 2 hours here. Examples... More 

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