Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) Tours
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Located in the middle of the Arsenal and designed by Ludwig Foerster and Theophil Hansen in the 1850s, the Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) is the oldest museum in Vienna and one of the most important military history museums in the world. The museum’s five sections take visitors through the history of the Habsburg empire and Austria, beginning in the late 16th century and continuing through the dissolution of the Austrian monarchy in 1945.
Much of the gallery space features pre-Turkish conquest weaponry, but various medals, military uniforms, flags and artwork depicting battles are also on display. A “tank garden” behind the museum exhibits several armored battle vehicles from Austria and around the world. Rotating special exhibitions focus on more recent international conflicts.
The Museum of Military History is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free for visitors under the age of 19 and for everyone on the first Sunday of every month.
Address: Arsenal Objekt 1, Wien 1030, Austria
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Admission: Adults: € 6, Visitors 19 years & younger: Free
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On March 15, 1938, from the balcony at Vienna’s Heldenplatz, or Heroes Square, infamous dictator Adolf Hitler delivered his speech announcing the Anschluss to a crowd of more than 200,000 people. Thus, Austria became part of the Third Reich, and Nazi Germany. Travel back in time, and join our World War II expert on a 5 hour private walk and van tour through the city of Vienna, where you will learn everything about Adolf Hitler’s youth spent in Vienna, the rise of the National Socialism, the war itself, its victims and perpetrators, Hitler’s eventual downfall, and the post war years where Vienna was occupied by the Allied powers. Your tour also includes entry into the army museum, where your certified guide will lead you through the World War II exhibit. Your tour includes a private van which will take you around the city including to the Flak towers and the army museum.
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