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Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

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Neighbourhood: Landstraße
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Address: Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 1 795610
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Museum of Military History, one of the most important history museums...

The Museum of Military History, one of the most important history museums in the world, is situated right in the centre of the Arsenal.

About five-hundred years of Austrian and European History are depicted in the collections exhibited in the main building, which has kept its character of an artistic synthesis, making visible, by means of thousands of original exhibits, a part of world cultural heritage.

In five major sections the museum shows the history of the Habsburg empire from the end of the 16th century until 1918 and Austria's fate after the dissolution of the monarchy up to the year 1945.

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very well presented

We have been to a lot of military museums this one shines out. Not only is the building itself a great experience, but the exhibits are well presented and documented.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to a lot of military museums this one shines out. Not only is the building itself a great experience, but the exhibits are well presented and documented.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum with no expectations. It was included in our Vienna pass; part of my indecision us based on our timescale. The museum is based in an amazing looking building and the interior reflected this high status setting. The positives: amazing items on display including the artefacts from the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand including his clothing; and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this museum of military history on hop on hop off yellow line bus that stops in front of the museum. Considered as unique mix of military and war history, technology, science, art and architecture. It was originally arsenal military complex and now narrates the history of Habsburg empire from 16th century to 1918 and then Austria's history from... More 

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the better military museums in Europe. Has stuff going back to the 30 Years War. Really strong on World War I memorabilia, including the car and jacket involved in the Sarajevo assassination that began World War I.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great military experience from 1400's to about 1950's. Outstanding representation of guns, sabers, knives, and lances. Collection of uniforms is excellent and many of the battles are captured in great renditions in oil and in other media. May I suggest that they upgrade the tank collection with some new paint. Other than that, an afternoon well spent.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I killed (sorry) a couple of hours here while my girlfriend was tied up with work. I enjoyed wandering the halls with an audio guide (an absolute must if you don't speak German -- you need to leave an ID at the desk to get one). Architecture alone is a treat. And, yes, neat to stand 3 feet from Franz... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a little far from the city centre and, maybe because of it, it is less commented. But this was the best military museum I have been. There is a great collection here, going from ancient and medieval weapons and armor to modern tanks and airplanes, passing through equipment from world wars I and II. It is a... More 

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Province of Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the the Bigbus hop on hop off bus to get here( blue route) as it stops at the door and the museum is well away from the town centre. The price is very reasonable (6€) but you will have to ask for the essential audio guide as they don't seem to be routinely offered even though it's included... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing museum! truly one of the best I have been to. It has an outstanding exhibit on World War I, complete with the car where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in. It also has an exhibition on Dictatorships which has some fascinating pieces within it. This museum was a real highlight of my Vienna trip Would recommend getting... More 

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Well worth a visit but do not under estimate the time you may spend here. There is so much to see and the building is beautiful. As soon as you go through to the entrance, you are surrounded by historical figures, well worth a picture. Make sure to stop for a coffee and apple strudel at the cafe, the strudel... More 

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