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Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
+43 1 795610
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has a vast collection of artifacts from various periods of Austria’s history. As someone who wasn’t a huge history buff though, I wish there had been more to weave everything into the bigger picture of how military technology evolved over the years. Nonetheless,...More

Thank Ryosuke M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great way to explore Viennas majestic military history. This is a good second to visiting the Albertina and seeing what all the dukes and players did to protect Austria and the Hapsburg empire!

Thank gallerygirl09
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice museum very well maintained. Visit only if you have a lot of spare time on hand need more than a couple of hours to see the entire place.

Thank Sagar2307
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having visited many art galleries and palaces this museum provided a different perspective on Austrian history. Although the Exhibition with Franz Ferdinand's car and blood stained uniform were a highlight, some of the earlier periods from 1400 onwards were interesting as they provided background into...More

Thank Familytravellers22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my wife & I decided on a weekend in Vienna this museum was high on my places to visit. I was not disappointed, we downloaded an English guide to our phones which was a great help as obviously the majority of the labels in...More

Thank MrHappy47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a huge fan of military history and had high expectations for this place, my expectations were surpassed. This museum is incredible and well worth the small fee to get in. Vienna is steeped in history and a great deal of that history is on...More

Thank jaketheshake28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlight was the bullet hole in the car in which Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and his still bloodstained uniform. BUT the big, troubling drawback was the lack of recognition of the role of many Austrians in the National Socialist regime. Austrians were portrayed largely as...More

Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Contains exhibits covering the early Habsburg, Holy Roman Empire, the endless wars against the Turks where th Austrians were the saviours of Europe, the wars against Frederick the Great's Prussia, the Napoleonic Wars, WW1, WW2. Absolute must see!!

Thank flasheart2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Maggie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Gareth R
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ormaipeter
How do I get there using public transportation?
25 November 2016|
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Response from RLWOrangePark | Reviewed this property |
The following public transports bring you close to the museum: Schnellbahn (Station Station Quartier Belvedere - ehem. Südbahnhof) Tram lines 18, D, O Bus lines 13A, 69A Underground/subway U1 (Station Südtirolerplatz... More
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SAra F
What is the nearest subway station to military museum?
1 October 2016|
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Response from Max B | Reviewed this property |
Wien Hauptbanhof (Hbf) is the closest in terms of distance, but the nicest one to get off is the Quartier Belvedere, and then walk through the gardens down towards it. Wien Hbf is a massive station and can be a bit... More
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Amy K
Hello. Where can I download the phone app others have mentioned in their reviews? Thank you.
3 July 2016|
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Response from Family C | Reviewed this property |
At the reception area where you pay for the ticket. There is a QR code there. Scan it and it will you to the app to be downloaded.
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