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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. To visit Museum of Military History on your holiday in Vienna, and find out what else Vienna has to offer, use our Vienna.
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  • this is the oldest and most comprehensive museum of military history in Europe reporting very well on wars of Austro-Hungarian empire as well as its enemies. Full scale models and some old equipment.....  more
    this is the oldest and most comprehensive museum of military history in Europe reporting very well on wars of Austro-Hungarian empire as well as its enemies. Full scale models and some old equipment.....  more »
  • This was my second visit to the museum and this time with the family. Lots of improvements since my last visit more than ten years ago, with better organization of the exhibits from the wars in the... 
    This was my second visit to the museum and this time with the family. Lots of improvements since my last visit more than ten years ago, with better organization of the exhibits from the wars in the...  more »
  • We visited the museum with our children during a medieval Xmas market.Incredible experience for us & children.We wore knight armor,listened to medieval music etc. Unbelievable experience,total worth.....  more
    We visited the museum with our children during a medieval Xmas market.Incredible experience for us & children.We wore knight armor,listened to medieval music etc. Unbelievable experience,total worth.....  more »
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  • I'm not a big fan of history, yeah yeah. But this museum is really amazing. Everybody can find something interesting. It's inexpensive too. It was quiet and not crowded at all. Unbelievable lots of statues in imperial architecture. There's a little cafe inside, where you can have a drink or some food. Bookstore too.
  • vast collection of military history ranging from the sixteenth century until WWII. the building is gorgeous, the exhibits in chronological order, the admission fee fair (€8 and free for everyone underage) and the exhibition information is available in multiple languages. it is a military museum, so I wouldn't consider it appropriate to bring your toddlers, but your school kids will have lots to look at. the museum could use some digital updates for a more interactive exhibition of the twenty-first century and some newer exhibits in general, but it's two hours well spent and sheds light on the world of war in an accurate historic setting without any glorification.
  • One of the most incredible museums I've ever seen! Amazing artifacts from Austrian army, from 1600 - to present time. Some incredible pieces such as iconic paintings, THE CAR OF SARAJEVO (unbelievable) or 35cm field artillery gun. Artillery is one of the forefronts, because this museum is located in old artillery barracks, also with very beautiful architecture. 6/5
  • This is a marvellous museum and although not everything is as well laid out as it could be, it is crammed full of fascinating exhibits. The building itself, inside and outside, is beautiful and you'll learn a tremendous amount about Austrian and European history with marvellous examples of relevant pieces that really bring the narrative to life in an extraordinary way. Redevelopment of some of the exhibition halls is underway so improvements are ongoing, but in any case, it is still a very interesting place to visit!
  • Great underrated war museum in Vienna. As my hotel was just nearby, I dropped a visit but it came as a good surprise. Beautiful historical building with down-to-earth display pattern but phenomenal materials from the wars. There is even a tank zone in the outside. I spent more than 2 hours and learned a great deal!

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