Hofjagd- und Rustkammer
Hofjagd- und Rustkammer
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10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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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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Neighbourhood: Inner City
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.
How to get there
  • Museumsquartier • 5 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 6 min walk
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Prince C
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Family
Awesome presentation of and and armours. Excellently preserved and described, exibited in palatial surroundings.
My son was excited and ran from one exhibit to the next. Few visitors so a great break when visiting the other city tourist Hotspots.
Written 11 March 2022
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,596 contributions
Family
My favourite museum in Vienna. My kids share the same enthusiasm for medieval and renaissance arms and armour from playing computer games.

Of course these arms and armours have no magical properties that imbue invincibility to their owners but some of them were real precious work of art. Several Habsburg emperors were avid collectors of armours and here their collections lie (and stand) for us to enjoy. Most exhibits are from the Holy Roman Empire and other contemporary European states but there are also arms and armours from the Ottoman Empire and Japan.

The Imperial Armoury is part of Kunsthistorische Museum but is located in the Weltmuseum part of Neue Burg. Quite confusing at first whether to buy a Kunsthistorisches Museum or a Weltmuseum ticket, actually it's the latter.
Written 31 January 2020
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Gabriel B
Rust, Germany3 contributions
If you are in Vienna, it is well worth the visit. Lots of interesting armor and weapons. Many unique items too.
Written 7 November 2019
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Steve Buckley
London, UK5,548 contributions
My wife and myself visited the Welt Museum this morning primarily - as my wife hails from New Zealand - to see the Captain Cook Collection.

Whilst this was most enjoyable, the Armoury Collection - which must be one of the world’s most extensive - proved equally so. As such, for any enthusiast it is undoubtedly a must see!
Written 11 August 2019
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania25,076 contributions
Solo
Access is through the entrance to the Weltmuseum and is included in the same ticket. The collection is huge and impressive, there are a lot of old weapons, shields and armor, some of them exceptionally decorated, true works of art. There are even armor for horses and for children(including ones for girls, with metal skirt…  ). The building that houses the museum is also a architectural masterpiece.
Written 23 May 2019
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Shatiel
Belfast, UK745 contributions
Friends
The museum has some really beatiful armors and weapons of many different cultures, some of wich really out f the ordinary and unconventional.
Written 3 January 2019
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SaskWolfhoun
Regina, Canada324 contributions
Solo
When I told the people at the conference I was at that I went here they pretty much all asked why. I would then show them pictures and ask "Is this a suit of armour or a work of art?"

The answer, of course, is both. This is one of the finest collections of armour I have ever seen and I am very interested in it. Don't expect the armour worn by basic soldiers, this was the the Hapsburg collection and they are works of art.

I learned a new word "Prunk", meaning rich, as in PrunkHarnisch, richly decorated armour.

There is also a display on falconry that I wish I had had more time to explore.

If you are at all interested in armour or decorative arts this is a must see.

The Vienna pass includes entry. Its not crowded, seems to be a hidden gem. The display halls are pretty impressive in their own right.
Written 2 January 2019
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Jozef O
Brussels, Belgium177 contributions
Couples
We visited this because it was included in one of our tickets. It is an impressive collection of armour. But a must see this isn't, except if you are really very much into armour.
Written 16 August 2018
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Monstrum
Saarwellingen, Germany254 contributions
Couples
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.
Written 13 January 2018
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Stuart M
Glasgow, UK95 contributions
Couples
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.
Written 19 August 2017
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Hofjagd- und Rustkammer is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thu - Mon 10:00 - 18:00