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Hofjagd- und Ruestkammer

Heldenplatz, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Amazing weaponry

If you like weapons, armor and everything that can be connected to those two, especially old ones... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Gorski S
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Osijek, Osjecko-Baranjska, Croatia
Huge collection!

I've seen many collections of armour in my time but never seen one as large as this before. The... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
tsaritsyn
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The Imperial Armoury is located in the second floor of the Weltmuseum Wien. It is packed full of magnificent suits of armour and decorative weapons that attest to chivalric values and important occasions at court and it is accessible via the gallery of the breathtaking Hall of Columns.
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

If you like weapons, armor and everything that can be connected to those two, especially old ones, then this is the place to be for you.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I've seen many collections of armour in my time but never seen one as large as this before. The collection is huge and varied, you can easily spend hours taking everything in. I loved it.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a very impressive collection of arms and armour. The collection mostly covers the European suits of armour used over the centuries but also arms and armour of other countries such as Japanese samurai. There were not many people viewing this collection and I...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely excellent collection of medieval and more modern arms and armour, so much to see and well laid out. A very interesting gun collection belonging to Frank Joseph and others was very good to see. Good easy explanations and a lot in English. Easy access...More

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have always had an interest in medieval times and knights of that time. I was unaware of this museum but when I found out about it I couldn't wait to see it. I was not disappointed - this collection is amazing. Full suits of...More

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

An impressive collection of armour and the like but few in attendance presumably because the weather was good. I couldn't drum up a great deal of enthusiasm I was literally museum'ed out ! But what experience I had here I did enjoy - beauriful building.

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is simply and easily the best armor museum I have ever visited. A wonderful t of full suited armors for humans and horses. Be sure to get the audio guide because there no English explanations inside.

Thank walid m
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This museum was opened in 1935, and it is one of the finest, largest and most valuable collections in the world of decorated armor, saddles and vestments for horses, weapons and ceremonial weapons. It includes weapons and armor from different historical periods, from the fifteenth...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is amazing collection armors and firearms, may be the biggest collection I've ever seen. Spent there about 3 hours, walking and staring...

Thank Evgeni F
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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

I'm a big fan of history of war and swordfensing, and I've never seen such collection of armours and firearms. More than 8 rooms (big rooms). So, go and enjoy!

Thank Sergio M
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