We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
+43 1 795610
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Welcome to Vienna - Vienna Card, Hop-on-Hop off Tour, Morning Tea and Lunch or...
More Info
and up
Romantic Vienna Combo: Vienna Card, Horse and Carriage Tour, Belvedere Palace...
More Info
and up
Vienna Super Saver: Salzburg Day Trip plus Vienna City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“military history” (117 reviews)
“world war” (55 reviews)
“franz ferdinand” (47 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
+43 1 795610
Write a Review
Reviews (1,132)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 647 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The quarter of the museum which is WW1 was fantastic. I didn't enjoy the rest of the museum, the items aren't as good and a lot of the sections aren't in English. The building is attractive

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning building, sympathetically filled to show both artefacts and building off well. Able to take photos upstairs but not downstairs!

Thank 890happyshopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is very cool. Especially the upstairs. I liked the history sections from both World Wars although I couldn't read any of the descriptions as I only speak English. The guy at the front desk didn't seem to speak any English either.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a good military museum, focusing on the 1st and the 2nd world wars, napoleonic and ottoman wars. There are uniforms, weapons and other military artefacts. The highlight of our visit was the car in which Franz Ferdinand got shot including the bullet holes.  It's...More

Thank Zuzka123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vienna Pass bus stops directly here, otherwise it's a hike to the nearest train/tram/bus stop. If you don't like military history, pass over this. If you like military history, you can spend hours here. Read the papers at the front of each hall for guidance...More

1  Thank zzzptm
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum is best visited by people who have some introduction to Austria history. The exhibits are very well done. Problem is, for US, is 90% of all exhibits notes are in German. Each floor has has brief sheet showing what is there, but that...More

Thank MarineAustin
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this museum while riding one of the hop on / hop off bus tours. Really happy that we found it as it is packed with an impressive collection of military history. Most taken by the display showcasing items related to the assassination...More

2  Thank JeffandPriscilla
Reviewed 14 October 2017

a little walk on a dry chilly day to get to this museum but it was worth it, very interesting if you are interested in history, found the printed sheets with information in each section helpful would recommend a visit , only draw back was...More

1  Thank beaverSouthport
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Starting with the location, it is rather far from the bus stop. The information display is poor, you have to read it in a sheet of paper at the entrance of each room. It was interesting though the focus on World War I and to...More

1  Thank Mary_Ann_TG
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Learn everything about Austrian military history from the 15thC to the end of WWII. Very well organized display cases. However, ask for the English audio guide, as the display captions are only in German.

1  Thank Loretta H
Nearby Restaurants
274 reviews
.91 km away
URBAN"s Lounge Restaurant
128 reviews
.61 km away
Restaurant Boehmerwald
147 reviews
.92 km away
Alois Daniel Bakery
129 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Belvedere Palace Museum
12,328 reviews
1.00 km away
Wien Hauptbahnhof Sud
239 reviews
.91 km away
Botanischer Garten (Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna)
123 reviews
1.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
SAra F
1 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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
Amy K
3 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.