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.
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  • Initially what inspired me to go here was a photo of the building with its Byzantine influence in the architecture and the Great Hall. While I did wonder about going to a museum on military history I....  more »
  • If military history is your thing you must visit, if not it’s still amazing. Such good value too. The big bus drops you close by but we got a Uber for 6 euros and walked back to the centre within...  more »
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