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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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Even non military buffs will enjoy

Set in the historic 19th century arsenal for the protection of Vienna, it has been turned into a museum that traces the military history of Austria and it's wider empire from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set in the historic 19th century arsenal for the protection of Vienna, it has been turned into a museum that traces the military history of Austria and it's wider empire from the 15/16th century through to the end of the Second World War. The displays and paintings are of excellent condition and their arrangement makes sense even to a non... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Vienna as four couples and, whilst the ladies took off for Schonbrunn and the things they wanted to see, the boys escaped to the delights of the Museum of Military History and what an experience! Only 6 Euros admission fee and we spent a full 5 hours wrapt in wonder, excitement and astonishment. The museum traces Austria's... More 

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Ruse, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grand old building, itself architecturally valuable, is very close to the Belvedere palace and Vienna's Central Railway Station. It shows the rich military history of Austria-Hungary. Paintings, models, uniforms etc. guide the visitor through centuries. Of course, the highlight of the collection is the original car where the Sarajevo assassination took place and this lead, as everyone knows, to... More 

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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Offers reduction for students. Nice and calm place with a very nice building and lot of artefacts. Should visit.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a few hours free on my last day in Vienna so I decided to spend them at this museum, especially that I love History. First of all the display isn't very good. There are no sign boards explaining the different displays. If you get the audio tour you will find out that sometimes the Numbers don't match the... More 

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Gumpoldskirchen, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place to visit for all history lovers. From 14-15century till end of WW2, a lot of costumes, flags and weapons. WW1 exhibition is amazing!!! Ticket is relatively cheap, just make sure to buy the "photo permission" for 2€, then you're allowed to take photos :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum with three interested teenagers. Three portions are in German and not easy to follow. But the WW1 exhibition is all in english with German. It is clear, interesting and very well presented. We read the info. Saw the exhibits. Lots of weapons uniforms and maps.some movies. The car Duke Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. We all... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a gigantic collection of guns and weapons: bronze, iron, small, large really large, iron, naval, land which occupy most of the space of the museum. It is located in the former Austrian Arsenal. The Arsenal was given up and in one building this museum has moved, another is occupied by Austrian Telekom, one by a dance school... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, especially on the Montur&Pulverfass event or the middle age market - very good for children. Normal museum is rather boring for young children.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent collection of war artifacts, clearly divided into relevant periods and displayed very well. For those interested in military history this attraction is a must see. The building itself is also beautiful. There is a fee if you wish to take photos, but free entry is included if you have the Vienna Pass. Lockers provided were very helpful. Hop... More 

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