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Museum of Military History, Vienna

Categories: Military Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • Really interesting. Would have liked the 2nd world war timeline outlined like the First World War with maps. 
  • This is a must see attraction for all interested war history in Europe. Fantastic exhibits although some lack descriptions in English but it,s worth studying them and working it out for yourself. Outs...  read more »
  • It's a shame really, this should have been, in my opinion, one of the absolute top attractions in Vienna. The content of the exhibits are unique and interesting, but, with the exception of the WW1 exh...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Worth the walk to its location, the building is stunning from the outside. Once you find the entrance, aside from pushy staff (you need to pay extra to take photos) you're treated to an excellent set of different erm exhibits. Many things I was pleasantly surprised to see, including what has to be one of the most fascinating things you'll ever see in a museum (the cause of ww1). There's also a nice cafe and good toilet facilities. One of the best things we visited in Vienna.
  • Very nice Museum. Good if you interested if the Military history. Free every first sunday of the month
  • A must go to all people that like's the history of the first and second World Wars. you will see unique objects of both wars.
  • An interesting way to learn the story of Austria and the former austro-hungarian empire. Free the first Sunday of the month. The building is also impressive, being at the center of the Arsenal district.
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