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Museum of Military History

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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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Military History Museum was incredibly well-designed with spectacular exhibits and a wealth of unique artifacts from four different eras. The museum covers the 30 Years War, the Napoleonic wars, World War I, and World War II. There are planes, tanks, uniforms, suits of armor,...More

Thank Chris V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit to this museum was so interesting my husband had wanted to see he car that Archduke Franz Ferdinand had been in when shot, so it was very interesting to see this as we are very interested in WW1, the museum was 4 Euros...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good and interesting military museum. They have a wide collection all from year 1500 and onwards. An excellent exhibition on WW1. I truly recommend a visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

its one of best war museums! the building itself is worth to see. built and planned as war museum. austrian history was based on battles and wars. its starts with the 30 years war and ends with the 2nd world war. hughe collection of uniforms,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not particularly interested in military history, but one of our party was keen to go and so we did. And I'm glad we did because this is a really excellent museum. As so many of Vienna's museums are, this is situated in a...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is the sign that stands in front of the museum and it speaks the truth. Museum is located few stations from the center of the town and it's not hard to find. It has about seven large historic exhibition areas that are filled with...More

1  Thank Gorski S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Was slightly disappointed to find out the tank exposition is under renovation until late June 2018. Other than that, it is a nice museum with lots of history. Especially liked the second world war area. They have everything. Boats, airplanes, (one day tanks), trenches, etc....More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Having both an interest in history and having taught high school history where the causes on WW1 was a key topic along with the rise of Hitler & WW2, this museum was amazing. To see the car and the uniform that Archduke Franz Ferdinand was...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Beautiful buildings. Museum is well laid out and for those interested in militia a wonderland. Good overviews in English but limited explanations at the exhibits. The museum has excellent paintings depicting the wars in the middle to late period and the weaponry on show is...More

Thank dacsue
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is definitely one of the best military history museums I've been to and the WW1 exhibition is particularly outstanding. It is very easy to get to by public transport or you could walk here from the Innerstadt in about 45 minutes.The Big Bus tour...More

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mikefromgeorgia
27 April 2018|
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Response from logrundy | Reviewed this property |
I think the message is referring to the Video/Virtual Tour of the First World War exhibition that will re-launch on the website on that day. I visited the museum last Thursday, 19/04/2018, and I can assure you that the... More
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mikefromgeorgia
27 April 2018|
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Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mike, I was there yesterday and didn't see anything about changes. However, I wanted to see the Panzer collection and this was closed for renovations. I'd suggest contacting the museum at contact at hgm.at or see their... More
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ormaipeter
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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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