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Neue Burg

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Address: | 1010 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Neue Burg is the most recent part of the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s...

The Neue Burg is the most recent part of the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s Ringstrasse, and it is home to three collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments comprises the original instruments of some of the world’s greatest composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The Collection of Arms and Armour is packed full of magnificent suits of armour and decora-tive weapons that attest to chivalric values and impor-tant occasions at court. And at the Ephesus Museum the »Parthian Monument« reflects the glory and splendour of one of Antiquity’s greatest cities.

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History of imperial Europe has always been marked by a game of one-upmanship. Rules and Emperors sort to outdo one another and showcase a display of extravaganza by ordering... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History of imperial Europe has always been marked by a game of one-upmanship. Rules and Emperors sort to outdo one another and showcase a display of extravaganza by ordering projects such as the construction of Neue Burg which is meant to challenge the Louvre. This large project for the Emperor Franz Josef was never quite completed as only one of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Although part of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, it is the poor relation. We went there to see its collection of musical instruments as it is home to the most important collection of renaissance and baroque instruments worldwide. Unusually for Viennese museums it only has information in german so get the audio guide which was good. The quantity and variety of the... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Neue Burg Museum is housed in the magnificent building that forms part of the Hofburg Palace; the building was constructed to provide additional apartments for the imperial family and was originally to have another similar building constructed opposite. Three collections are housed here; the collection of Historic Musical Instruments, collection of Arms and Armour and the Ephesus Museum. The... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The newest wing of the Hofburg Palace, which has three museums - of musical instruments, archaeological museum of the excavations in Ephesus and arms museum. The building itself is very interesting and magnificent.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

We went to see the musicla instruments and the arms&armour exhibitions in Neue Burg. They have an amazing collection of pieces, but you can only enjoy it if you read German well. There is NO explanation in written English, and the English audio guide is poor. A bit of a wasted opportunity. It's also an expensive ticket.

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

One of many palaces and museums along the ring road, this was of special interest to me because of the Ephesus collection from the ancient Roman city in Turkey. I had visited Ephesus a couple of times (fantastic accessible Roman ruins) and wanted to see what the Austrian archeologists had collected from their excavations there. It was a small but... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Museum was centrally located at Heroes' Square and at the exit of Hofburg. The horse statue in front was landmark of the museum which looked great from outside. We hurried our way to other spots and only took a few photos there. It was later learnt that the musical and armors exhibits inside were worth viewing. Hope to view... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I went to this museum because I bought a comb deal at other museum. If you love instruments or amours this's the place for you.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Hofburg - arched building of the New Hofburg (Neue Hofburg) with the rider in front of the Heroes' Square is located at the exit of the Hofburg.It is dominated by arched buildings of the New Hofburg (Neue Hofburg), as well as two monuments of heroes on horseback. One of Eugene of Savoy (pictured), who has stopped the progression of the... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Neue Burg is a sizeable museum specialising in musical instruments (mainly piano based) and armour - well set out well spaced out and impressive - sadly all notices and item-related information is in German alone whereas it would have been better and just a little more effort to have provided a much needed English translation. Not many folk in... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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