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Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna

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Military Museum
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'm a huge fan of military history and had high expectations for this place, my expectations were surpassed. This museum is incredible and well worth the small fee to get in. Vienna is steeped in hist...  more »
  • Highlight was the bullet hole in the car in which Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and his still bloodstained uniform. BUT the big, troubling drawback was the lack of recognition of the role of many ...  more »
  • Contains exhibits covering the early Habsburg, Holy Roman Empire, the endless wars against the Turks where th Austrians were the saviours of Europe, the wars against Frederick the Great's Prussia, the...  more »
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