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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“military history” (122 reviews)
“world war” (58 reviews)
“franz ferdinand” (49 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
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"military history"
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"world war"
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"great war"
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"take photos"
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"love history"
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"great exhibits"
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"interesting collection"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The owner of museum gathered quite a lot of historical things there and the decoration was charming. However the direction and sign were lack of preparation and I just saw one fourth of the exhibition are with English. I even did not recognize that there...More

Thank Grant Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heeresgeschichtliches- Arsenal- Army- Museum, it goes by several names but what ever you want to call it, its actually all those names plus Awesome, Extremely Historical, Superbly Interesting, a really worth seeing museum in Vienna. It covers several centuries of Europe's History, both inside and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday Party for 9 year old kids. They w3nt for a guided tour into the excellent history war museum. You think this was boring for them . Quite the opposite. The tour guide did an excellent job getting and keeping the attention of the 11...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most famous exhibit is the car in which Franz Ferdinand was shot. However the museum is also a compact history of the Hapsburg Empire and the wars and conflicts right up to the Second World War. Some great exhibits, but only a few...More

Thank SagaloutsTour
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a history buff so I loved it. The exhibitions on the more recent history (world war 2) is somewhat disappointing but I really enjoyed it overall. Would recommend it

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best military museums I ever visited and I recommend it to every history geek. It is out of usual tourist train but worth a long visit and there is a cafe for those who need a refreshment. The building and...More

Thank AndreiZam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a military museum showing the various wars from about 1450 to date. There are displays of uniforms worn and the weapons they used. There are also other displays such as a hot air balloon, a circular tent used on the battlefield as well...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

There is so much at the war museum but it is so poorly put together you begin to wonder if the curator has ever been to another modern museum. We asked twice for some kind of audible guide , the first time we were told...More

1  Thank Brian A
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Sliglty off the regular tourist trail but if you are anyway into history worth a visit. it takes you from the Hasburgs empire upto end of WW2. some quite thought provoking exhibits.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This museum contains a phenomenal account of the military prowess of Austria, starting from the golden age of the Hapsburg empire in the 17th century through to its demise following the defeat of the Central Powers post-World War I and beyond. If you enjoy history...More

1  Thank Shane C
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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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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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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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