Website: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum


Above: A prominent exhibit at the museum is the large scale (1:25) builder's half-model of the AH Navy battleship S.M.S. Viribus Unitis.


“At the Museum of Military History/Historical Institute of the Military, (HGM/MHI) you will find the military history of Austria's Armed Forces and Navy, all under one roof.  Military History and wars, technology and natural science, art and architecture, are all blended together in The Museum of Military History of Vienna, to create one unique whole.  The building itself, was built between 1850 and 1856, as the center of the armoury, according to plans by Ludwig Foerster and Theophil Hansen, with which they anticipated the style of Vienna's Ring Street…As the leading museum of the Austrian Armed Forces, The Museum of Military History of Vienna documents, (with unique exhibits) the history of the Austrian military with weaponry, armaments, armored vehicles, planes, uniforms, paintings, flags, medals and badges of honor, battleships, historical documents and a multitude of photographs. The predominant styles are Moorish Byzantine and Neogothic.” – Museum Director