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Museum of Military History, Vienna
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Learn about Austrian military history from the 16th century to 1945 at Museum of Military History. 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 Museum of Military History and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vienna holiday planner.
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  • Very nice collections of armor, weapons. Very typical building with its red bricks. Friendly staff. Reasonable entry price. Beautiful room on Napoleon. A few beautiful tanks outside. For military history lovers, this is a must-see. The small café / Bookstore is also very friendly.
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  • We did not tour the museum (would think it would be worthwhile), we were here for an evening concert, by a VERY TALENTED ensemble, which was a great treat! 
  • Magnificent building. It is worth visiting it, even just to admire its structure. The most important thing for who travels is to get a guide who speaks your language, since it will explain the history of the same. Something that is very enriching.
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  • The commanding Military Museum of Austria and the Monarchy. Kept in the old K&K (Kaiserlich & Königlich, Emporial & Royal) artillery and horseman barracks. Houses a immense Tank Garden too , as well as military shows and public available visitable of historical battles. Also events for childrens.
  • A great museum. The exhibitions are as stunning as the imposing buildings that house them. Staff are good, there seems to be an active and keen group to volunteers who dress up in costume too. There are great exhibitions in WW2 and WW1. The top floor is dedicated to everything Austria (and the Empire) were involved in, military wise. Lots of weapons, uniforms, maps and paraphernalia. Outside, out the back through the cafe (which is pretty average, but so cheap) there is literally a garden of tanks, jeeps and other military contraptions. I have been thrice now and never disappointed. First Sunday of the month is free.
  • If you plan to go there in June, look out for "Auf Ketten und Rädern" where you can see military vehicles including Tanks for free.
  • I liked the show but I had left an object that I had forgotten and called them and they spoke no English and hung up on me... The goulash soup was good though...
  • It is very rich historical museum, very well organized and interesting for all ages.