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“Worth for the armors and weapons collection, if you're into it”
Review of Neue Burg

Neue Burg
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Vienna Sightseeing Day Trip from Prague
Ranked #98 of 585 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Neue Burg is the most recent part of the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s Ringstrasse, and it is home to three collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments comprises the original instruments of some of the world’s greatest composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The Collection of Arms and Armour is packed full of magnificent suits of armour and decora-tive weapons that attest to chivalric values and impor-tant occasions at court. And at the Ephesus Museum the »Parthian Monument« reflects the glory and splendour of one of Antiquity’s greatest cities.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth for the armors and weapons collection, if you're into it”
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

The musical instruments section is very interesting (it IS Viena, after all), but the armors and weapons are hands down awesome. Comparing it to the Invalides Museum in France is unfair since it's considerably smaller, but they have an extensive 16th century collection that is not kept behind glass viewing panes, therefore making for awesome pictures and allowing great detail observation.
Worth the 3 museum combo ticket.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Must see for Medieval Warfare fans”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Arms and Armor collection is one of the most impressive in the world. All types of melee weapons and armor, shields, full suits of armor, swords, early firearms, helmets, maces, hammers, halberds, spears, lances, you name it, it's here. Very quiet and few visitors, but well worth the paltry fee to view. Not English friendly with all descriptions in German, but still a must see.

Visited September 2012
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Fairborn, Ohio
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75 attraction reviews
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“Impressive Collection of Musical Instruments Plus”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stopped here to see the musical instruments; very impressive! While some of descriptions have sections in English most are German only. Included in the admission price (9 Euro) is an audio device with English narration and snippets of music from some of the instruments. There are examples, through the ages, of every string and wind instrument known to man, keyboards, reeded, strings, horns and more. This is a "must see" for any musician or student of instruments. On the same ticket are admission to the Collection of Arms and Armour and the Ephesus Museum.

Visited July 2012
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Salzburg, Austria
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“hofburg armory”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

A very rich and large collection of armor and weapons, including guns. Under-visited even though it is an ideal place to bring the boys in the family. This site gives you a sense of the armor: http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/hofburgarmory&page=1

Visited June 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Neat collection of musical instruments and armor”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

This is an interesting museum that has three different parts: a really neat collection of rare and unusual old musical instruments; a section on ancient Greek sculpture that I didn't get a chance to see; and a large collection of weapons and suits of armor, including some for horses. I was particularly impressed with the musical instruments, such as the horn in the shape of a snake.

This can be a little hard to find given the size of Hofburg Palace, but this is right in the Palace just off the big parking lot. You can get admission to this museum in combination with some of the others in the area.

Visited July 2011
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