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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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“world war” (54 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are interested in the history of Austrian and European wars, you will love this museum. They have an amazing collection of items, especially starting from WW I. I strongly recommend it

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I visited this museum in October. Also referred to as The Arsenal on tourist maps, it is very close to the Vienna Main Metro/Rail station, the Hauptbahnhof. From here it is a short walk to the museum. The museum is filled with...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited Vienna this Weekend (1-3rd December). There was a Middle Age "Xmas Market" outside of the Museum. Entrance to Museum on 3rd Dec was free. Only a short walk for us as we were staying at the Zeitgeist near the Hauptbahnhof. Firstly like to...More

Thank Pigitty
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very pleased to visit this museum as I knew the original car that Gavrillo Princip shot and Murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand was here. Not only that, they also have the clothes he wore that day there too. It's a very eerie display when...More

Thank TimBeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a plan to finish the tour within an hour but we were soo impressed so that we roamed there for 3 hours. Great architecture. Reasonable ticket price. Most of all, there exhibits were by far the best. All categorised systematically and in an...More

Thank Chiran Pravinda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quarter of the museum which is WW1 was fantastic. I didn't enjoy the rest of the museum, the items aren't as good and a lot of the sections aren't in English. The building is attractive

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Stunning building, sympathetically filled to show both artefacts and building off well. Able to take photos upstairs but not downstairs!

Thank 890happyshopper
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The building itself is very cool. Especially the upstairs. I liked the history sections from both World Wars although I couldn't read any of the descriptions as I only speak English. The guy at the front desk didn't seem to speak any English either.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It's a good military museum, focusing on the 1st and the 2nd world wars, napoleonic and ottoman wars. There are uniforms, weapons and other military artefacts. The highlight of our visit was the car in which Franz Ferdinand got shot including the bullet holes.  It's...More

Thank Zuzka123
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Vienna Pass bus stops directly here, otherwise it's a hike to the nearest train/tram/bus stop. If you don't like military history, pass over this. If you like military history, you can spend hours here. Read the papers at the front of each hall for guidance...More

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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.