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Hofjagd- und Rustkammer (Court Hunting and Arms Collection)

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Address: Vienna, Austria
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Fantastic collection

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 suspect it is not well known. The building in which it is housed is also... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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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 and lockers to leave coats etc in, 1 or 2 euro coin needed for the... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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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 amazingly decorated armour plus different weapons that were used by knights. An audio guide is... More 

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Thank Chris F
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 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.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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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.

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Udine, Italy
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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 to the twentieth century, connected to political events, weddings and coronations of the Habsburgs and... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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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...

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Thank Evgeni F
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Reviewed 19 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!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

Located within the Neue Burg section of the superb Hofburg Complex, the Arms & Armoury Museum has a massive collection of incredibly interesting, immaculately-preserved items in gallery after gallery of opulent marble halls. Said to be one of the finest collections in Europe, that seemed very accurate to me - I was truly amazed by the nature and exceptional quality... More 

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The Road
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The arms and armour are mostly from within the 1500 to 1700 time period, and mostly have some connection with Vienna (one set of Japanese armour being an exception!). Although there was a complementary handheld audio guide, very few of the pieces on exhibit were highlighted in that guide, and the ones that were seemed to have been selected for... More 

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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.
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