Arsenalstrasse, Objekt 1, Wien III
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The Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) is housed in a neo-Gothic building, designed by Theophil Hansen and Ludwig Forster. It is situated in the centre of an arsenal, which was built between 1849 and 1856. There is a diverse range of exhibits, from armour to 16th-century Turkish tents and more modern examples of militaria such as tanks and planes. The exhibits trace the development of Austrian military life from the 17th century. There is also an informative display dedicated to the Austro-Hungarian navy. One of the most fascinating exhibits is the bullet-riddled car of Archduke Ferdinand and the uniform he was wearing on that fateful day in June 1914, when he was assassinated at Sarajevo - sparking off the chain of events which led up to the outbreak of the First World War.
Museum of Military History
- Open: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday to Thursday