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. To visit Heeresgeschichtliches Museum on your holiday in Vienna, and find out what else Vienna has to offer, use our Vienna trip planning site .
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very interesting museum in two floors. Upstairs there is a story of Austria's ancient and medieval history. Groun floor is dedicated to the 1st & 2nd world wars. Unfortunately in our visit the Tank Ha...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The museum of military history is one of the best museums that I visited during my stay in Vienna. It contains the car of crown prince Ferdinand and also his uniform from his assassination to name but...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Much to see! Go through everything from the 1700 's and onward to World War II. Then it was Austria who started first hosted the war was this part best.
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  • June 17, 2017
    Very nice Museum. Here you can learn a lot about the military history of Austria.
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  • March 28, 2017
    Must be seen. Especially the Napoleonic exhibition is to tidy. It could be quiet more exhibits to see...
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  • May 14, 2017
    Very high quality and interesting museums. I recommend it to everyone!
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  • January 9, 2017
    Very interesting Museum
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