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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
+43 1 795610
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum isn't in the middle of Vienna like so many others. But it's still close enough for you to visit. Take the D Tram to the southern end of the line and it's about a 5-minute walk from there. You won't be disappointed. Great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Vienna just at the end of November when the Christmas markets were in full swing. The market that takes place in front of the Military History museum was excellent with food, drink and wares resembling those of Medieval times. As if that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gerry674
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent four hours in here as I’m a real enthusiast of military history. The upper floors have an impressive display of early arms and armour and the lower floors are devoted to WW1 and WW2. They have the actual car that Franz Joseph Ferdinand was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BirminghamHolidayboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history, photographs, military machines and paraphernalia, shields and portraits of military people... just go there! Lost of information on the 1st WW. Besides, the building is incredible beautiful. The place is immense. You need 2-3 hours to have a look at detail....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ever813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there yesterday and there were many people and children there who were actively enjoying themselves. In fact this continues to be my favourite Wiener Adventmarkt. It is well attended and it spills into the museum itself. There is a real big family atmosphere....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank FCSFisken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though Austria has lost its modern wars (notably German Unification, WW1 and WW2) it has an interesting history to share from the Thirty Year War on. Too bad the Hapsburgs did not always follow their policy of making marriages and not wars! The museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Life-is-an-Adventure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great museum! Well worth the short walk from the station. We only had time to see the WWI exhibit. It was splendid, tons of great artifacts well displayed and explained, plus some great works of art that lend depth to the cold facts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JayB346
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband is a huge history buff so this was high on his list for sights in Vienna. Me not so much but even I was blown away by this tour. Tip 1 - download a guide for your iPhone/pad from Hearonymus. I had never...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to better understand all the wars that have occurred in Europe this is your place. Huge, beautiful building with sections devoted to various timelines and wars. Incredible artifacts, paintings, etc that give you a great feel for the times. Audio guide in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikemY7232JL
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I spent 2-3 hours in this museum and saw everything. It had a temporary World War I exhibit (I actually went in 2014, not 2017) that was exceptionally well done with full-scale mock-ups of trenches, etc. When you see everything and consider the breadth, depth...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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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
27 April 2018|
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
26 November 2016|
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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