Free entry to the Museum of Military History

Museum of Military History

Vienna PASS Benefits:

Free entry to the Museum of Military History
Normal Ticket Price: Adult €7,00 ; Child: free

This 19th century museum which lies in the centre of the Arsenal was Vienna’s first ever museum, built in a range of styles from Byzantine, Hispano-Moorish and Neo-Gothic. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of exhibitions displaying the history of the Habsburg Empire from the end of the 16th century until 1918 with the dissolution of the monarchy. The museum also claims to be the oldest and largest military history museum in the world.


  • Range of stunning architectural styles
  • Intricate mural paintings on the ceiling
  • War against the Ottomans exhibition
  • Prince Eugene exhibition
  • World War I exhibition

Did you know:

- The museum contains the car in which Francis Ferdinand and his wife were shot to death

- Prince Eugene of Savoy was originally a weakling and destined for a career in the church until the age of 19 when he changed paths and went on his way to becoming one of the most successful military men in all history

- Maria Theresa was the female ruler of Habsburgs, including a title of Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress

Things to see:

Ottoman Wars exhibition

Learn about one of the most important wars in European history, the Ottoman War, and it’s involvement with Vienna and the monarchy. In this hall you can also learn about the military leader Prince Eugene of Savoy who led the great victory against the Turks and again in the Ottoman war.

Sarajevo Room

Learn about the brutal fatality of Francis Ferdinand and his wife in 1914, on the 28th June at Sarajevo when they were shot in their car. The car in which it happened is on display in the museum and visitors can see the military uniform he wore, including the gun that shot them.

Artillery Halls and Tank Garden

Visitors can admire the vast collection of guns and barrels that came from the old imperial armoury and up to WWII. The Tank Garden is not to be missed either containing a range of WWII tanks, M8 American reconnaissance vehicles and a variation of the light tank “Kürassier”, constructed on the basis of the French tank AMX13.

How to get there:

    Underground: U1 Südtirolerplatz / U3 Schlachthausgasse
    Tram: 18, D, O
    Bus: 13A, 69A
    HOP ON HOP OFF: Yellow Line: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Last Admission: (24 December: 09:00 - 14:00)

Closed: 1st January, Easter Sunday, 1st May, 1st November, 25th and 31st December

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Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Militärhistorisches Institut, , Arsenal, Objekt 1,, Ghegastraße,, A-1030 Wien,


+43 (1) 79561-0