History Museums in Vienna

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History Museums in Vienna

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  • Ale K
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They have an amazing collection, not only from the crown jewellery, but also valuable objects that added value to their collection, such as, a fragment of the crux, spere of destiny, swords and cloaks from the crown knights.
    It is amazing to watch and you can not spend enough time, everywhere you look is something amazing to meet the eye.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • Anabel L
    Miami, FL16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting artifacts and personal objects relating to Sissy. Good insight into her daily life and role as empress. On the downside, some of the rooms are very tight and is hard to see the displays.
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • CasualTravelerTom
    Williamsville, NY255 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed the exhibits devoted to WW I. As others have mentioned, Archduke Ferdinand’s car and uniform are highlights. The many weapons, uniforms, and territorial maps are also interesting. A lot of the exhibit is not in English so be sure to take advantage of an audio guide which is free.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Clairesc06
    Crawley, UK91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little museum, fascinating to get so close to the carriages with all their splendour & history. The hearse is incredible & used as recently as the 1980's! You only need a short time in there but well worth it, we almost didn't go in but very glad we did!
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was in this museum before its reconstruction. Coincidentally, I was in Vienna at the time when it was reopened to the public after long time renovation (reopen on December 6, 2024). Upon entering, I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that admission is free. Those who booked entry online for a certain hour could go inside immediately. Those who did not have this reservation had to wait for a while at the entrance before a museum employee let them in.

    The exhibition inside shows the history of Vienna. The name of this permanent exhibition is “Vienna. My History”. There is a 20ft-model of St. Stephen’s cathedral and two models of the city in different time periods. Paintings (including Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Emilie Flöge), clothes, armor... You can see here museum’s mascot Poldi, the Prater Whale.

    On the third floor there is a restaurant and café and a terrace with a spectacular view of the Karlskirche.
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located on the historic Heldenplatz ,this is were Adolf Hitler made his infamous speech in 1938,Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany,is Neue Burg.
    Neue Burg is now a series of museums and looks amazing ,constructed over the 19th & 20th century ,the Neue Burg ( New Palace ) is in my opinion one of the standout buildings here ,it's very photogenic and most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a holiday to Vienna and easy to locate on Heldenplatz.
    Written February 15, 2023
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  • Serena C
    Cheshire, UK909 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good insight into Vienna and the Jewish population. The top floor had a selection of items from different countries - all related to ceremonies - collections from two well-known gentlemen. There was more information on the other floors about the life of Jews in the city - interesting to see how their fate depended on the rulers....worth a visit and the ticket included the visit to the museum in the Judenplatz.
    Written January 23, 2024
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  • Kelly M
    Fredericton, Canada64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent, with good interpretation. It's not a huge collection, but historically so important and interesting, and some of the exhibits are spectacular. It's definitely on my "must do" list for Vienna museums.
    Written September 11, 2019
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  • Gregory B
    Eugene, OR11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Viktor Frankl Center gives one a clear and loving sense of who Viktor Frankl was and why his work matters so deeply. If you wonder what the meaning of your life is and how to live responsibly and richly -- that is, if you're a human being -- you should spend a few hours at the Center.
    Written October 29, 2022
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  • Liska L
    New York City, NY2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This a wonderful place to visit. We have a great time during our time at the museum. We definitely recommend you take the time to visit it.

    Written July 25, 2023
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  • Gareth P
    222 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Approximately 23 rooms of artefacts, photos and news stories detailing the dirty underbelly of Viennas criminal history.
    Would recommend the audio support for those that don’t read German as the items are labelled almost exclusively in German.
    Found the more recent history more shocking / interesting.
    Would only go if you are in the area and have an hour to kill (head in hands for the pun)
    Written December 19, 2022
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  • Emmeline P
    Northampton, UK173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth visiting. The museum has loads of information with well signposted displays. The English translations are accurate and informative. There are interactive displays as well as audio and video walls. I could have spent another hour here - it is really worth seeing
    Written January 19, 2024
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  • Hallie F
    Bega, Australia10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Museum. Well presented material. At times English editong problematic. Woman at front desk pretty rude and unhelpful. Museum however incredible as wete excavations and trobute to Jewish lives lost outside the Museum
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • Tom L
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This subterranean chapel was only rediscovered in 1973 when the new Stephansdom metro station was being excavated. It's now accessible via the metro station entrance and costs a few Euros (small discount if you have a Vienna City Card). You have to be prepared to go down and then climb back up two spiral staircases to get down into the chapel and back up again, but these are modern metal staircases, well lit, but moodily so. There is a small exhibition of artefacts from the excavations and the red cross circles painted in the points of the recessed arches make this an atmospheric and haunting space. Worth a 15 minute look-see.
    Written June 5, 2022
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  • Pablo C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went with my girlfriend and we had lot of fun!!
    All members were very nice, specially Ricardo.
    I suggest everybody that hesitates to go there,
    as its totally another kind of museum.
    Written September 25, 2020
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