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Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna

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Learn about Austrian military history from the 16th century to 1945 at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. Built between 1850 and 1856, the museum is a testament to the empire's military victories and leaders. You can explore one of the world's largest collections of bronze cannons, which are arranged outside the museum. Enter the museum through the tomblike Hall of Generals. Four large halls house collections devoted to different periods of Austrian history. Do not miss the car in which the Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated. See the uniform he was wearing, the assassination pistol used by Gavrilo Princip, and the sofa on which his body was displayed. Plan to see Heeresgeschichtliches Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vienna holiday planner.
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  • I nearly didn't visit because it seemed a little out of the way but I am very glad I did. This museum is the best way to learn about the history of Austria. It's separated into about 8 sections with e...  more »
  • The Museum is a little off, off bus tours the hop on/hop but a stop. In addition, if you are familiar do something with the transport, also not hard to find. In the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum wars revolves around (kind of course) by the time of the Turkish wars up to the second world war. We found very good and informative, designed the exhibition. The exhibits very interesting. The staff was friendly at all times. There are lockers for valuables, for a small extra charge, you can photograph in the Museum. It is a Museum in the sense of pure exhibits geared not for small children. As we were now but as a large family there, I would note a negative point (even for other families who consider to visit the Museum). To prepare me for the children, I downloaded a puzzle book on the home page (this is issued at the entrance). Only spot we could understand that this free booklet is just one of 6 issues (which you would have to buy 5 to 2 euros each to have a truly complete puzzle book. In addition you need the package sticker to each 50 cent, but know you never what sticker in there are purchase ala sticker spar, billa / mercury... so in infinity). As us for 4 kids / or at least in duplicate (Altersunterschiedliche puzzles) was too expensive, had to we then give up the puzzles, what very disappointed children. I have not suggested, if not would suggests that the puzzle book is free. The staff itself unfortunately not really knew with the puzzle book, so really just spot the disappointment of the kids. Note: After I then free guide for the Museum, which explains the very informative and good length, had downloaded the Hearonymus app, we could write a yet quite positive the visit for us.
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  • Being sold on our guide as one of the best military museums in Europe, we were my spouse and I can't wait to visit this museum. We were very disappointed! Paid € 2 to make photos or videos is incomprehensible. I find that same inadmissible. The explanations are in German. For a Museum of this size, I think it's very average. Nonchalant staff, lacking even an ounce of kindness, watching us during the visit as if we were vandalized the Museum's collections. These are not very rich I find. They cannot even compared with that of the Invalides. Museum without being chauvinistic has much more rich and prestigious collections. The only positive point is the beauty of the place of origin.
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  • Very interesting Museum
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