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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

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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Historically fascinating stuff

This museum is a gem. Not all of its collections are so fascinating, but it has very important items from history. These include the car in which archduke Ferdinand was shot, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a gem. Not all of its collections are so fascinating, but it has very important items from history. These include the car in which archduke Ferdinand was shot, the dress he wore when he died and Volkischer Beobachter, a Nazi propaganda paper, telling news about the German defeat in Stalingrad. Lots of stuff from the Nazi era,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I nearly didn't visit because it seemed a little out of the way but I am very glad I did. This museum is the best way to learn about the history of Austria. It's separated into about 8 sections with each focusing on a particular period (beginning around the 17th century to World War 2). The museum doesn't focus too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you visit the Belvedere, why not take the short walk into the park to the South and find the Military Museum? High quality exhibits in sumptuous halls, my wife and I found the experience fascinating and on a par with Les Invalides and the Imperial War Museum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A very worthwhile visit, especially if you are interested in military history. Rooms divided into different time periods. Would suggest if you cannot read German, it would be best to organise an English speaking guide do as to get the most out of your visit. The WW1 and 2 sections were of particular interest and were very interesting. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice and huge museum takes 2-3 hours for full visit. It has military's history from 17th century up until 1945. Tickets were 6€ per adult. If you're not german speaker I suggest you take an audio tour cause theres not much english signs and you'll get confused. In my opinion the ground floor was the most interesting, specially the WWI... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

"Museum of Military History""Arsenal",Vienna,Austria was like my house,like my life!My sentiment in the visit time, was like a travel in atemporal mind inventions and inventors capacity!Congratulations for the superbe TEAM!Everything is perfect conservated!Congratulations for the Restaurations Members Team,for Curator Team(very professional specialists)!Congratulations for Managerial Team,Operational Team and special for Mr.MagDr..Director Christian H. !!!

Thank Bruthus33
San Gwann, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visited this beautyful building and loved the history behind it. What I did not like is this particular lady guard which at one point in time shouted at me from a distance to lower my backpack and hold it by my side.This was an embarassing moment as everyone in the hall heard her, she could have walked up to me... More 

1 Thank Martin B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you're interested in the given period military history in Europe in general and the Habsburg Empire history in particular "Heeresgeschichtliches Museum"(HGM) in Vienna is quite appropriate place to attend. The museum is also the decent repository of all kind of weapon and ammunition of that period of time. There is also an interesting maritime exhibition (don't forget Franz Josef... More 

1 Thank Igor Z
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I really enjoyed this museum and you should plan for at least two hours if you come. The museum is shaped like an H and has two floors to explore. The lower floors focus on WWI and WWII and the upper floors focus on the 30 years war and Napoleonic Wars. The one exhibit I did not expect to see... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I visited this museum as I am fascinated about military history. What I found interesting about this museum was the perspective of WW1 and WW2 that it provides - it's certainly different to US and other Allies perspectives. In particular, the WW1 exhibition is excellent. Some of the other areas are a little old and dated, but if only for... More 

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