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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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Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
+43 1 795610
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Asked for english translator machine to hear about the exhibits staff rude .. wouldn't supply but told me to down load an ap...not worth seeing if you speak english only

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I first visited this museum in 2013 and was incredibly impressed, however 4 years later it surpassed expectations. There is an extensive WW1 collection which wasn't there last time. The displays also included Archduke Ferdinand's car in which he was assassinated in, and also the...More

Thank SeanH94
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very comprehensive displays of all periods of military activity by Austria. Extensive material regarding WWI and WWII, which is not found in most other museums in Vienna. Each major display has a paper copy in many languages summarizing the period. I believe these are available...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll put this review into context. We're a couple in our mid-20s who speak a limited amount of German. The 'age thing' isn't really a barrier because I actually work in museums but I wanted to lay out the audience for this review because others...More

Thank jempexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free the first Sunday of every month, so we got lucky. Excellent displays, even had Archduke Ferdinand's last car. There were people walking round in period uniform and a tank park. Well worth a visit and easy to get to.

Thank Whiskydram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hop-on hop-off dropped us exactly in front of the building. Amazingly there were only a few people going round the Museum which is a pity as it is a beautiful architectural building. The ceilings and columns are amazing and has wonderful paintings and original...More

Thank daviddg2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is "must see" museum for WW1 history. You will see ORIGINAL ((!!!!) car, boots, personal belongings of assasinated Arch Duke Ferdinand and his wife, bunch of guns, pistols, ammo, whole geman airplain etc. Will come there again next time!

Thank smile623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is about a 15-minute walk from Hauptbahnhof - it's sjut that there is no signage to help you find it, and the roads and paths are not pestiran friendly as you attempt to find your bearings. It took me longer, becuase of steps...More

Thank A009L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum covers Austria's military past from the 30 Years War 1618 to 1945. The building is beautiful, the Hall of Generals is interesting and there are some impressive exhibits. Unfortunately the display descriptions are all in German although there were English information sheets. It's...More

Thank manumum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought this was a great place. I would have to say take the audio guide as most labels on displays are in German! (or take a German speaking friend with you) Some amazing things here though and some beautiful art!

Thank 731Karen_H
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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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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
Amy K
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.