Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Austria? These are the ones:
St. Stephen's CathedralViennaSt. Stephen's Cathedral, also known as Stephansdom, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Vienna, the capital of Austria. It serves as the seat of the Archbishop of the Austrian Archdiocese of Vienna. This cathedral is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of Austrian history and identity.
Hofburg - Imperial PalaceViennaVienna's Imperial Palace is one of the biggest palace complexes in the world. The oldest parts date to the 13th century, with construction having continued right into the 20th century. The Imperial Palace was the residence and seat of government of the Habsburg emperors until 1918. Today, it is home
Schonbrunner GardensViennaThese Baroque gardens cover approximately 120 hectares of land around the Schönbrunn Palace and are listed by UNESCO among the World Heritage sites. Visitors can take a stroll through the carefully designed flowerbeds, or get lost in the local maze. First entered by visitors in 1779, these gardens h
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Belvedere Palace MuseumViennaThe Belvedere Palace Museum is part of the Belvedere palace complex, which was designed by Lukas von Hildebrandt in late Baroque style. The construction took 6 years, until 1723, when the palace was completed. However, it is inside the palace that you will find Upper Belvedere's greatest treasure: a
Imperial Treasury ViennaViennaAwaiting you at the Imperial Treasury Vienna in the Hofburg Palace is the Austrian Imperial Crown and the insignia of the Holy Roman Empire with the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance. Other highlights include the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece and parts of the immensely opulent treasure
Museum of Military HistoryViennaThe Museum of Military History in Vienna (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) is the museum of the Austrian army. It is the oldest military history museum in the world and the largest built for this purpose. The museum documents the history of the Austrian army from the 16th century until 1955. The museum
Imperial Carriage Museum ViennaViennaAt the Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna in Schönbrunn, join the company of such illustrious personalities as Empress Maria Theresa, Napoleon and Emperor Franz Joseph, and journey through their life as illustrated by their state coaches and carriages. The prize exhibit is undoubtedly the baroque Imper
Jewish MuseumViennaThe Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien) is a museum of Jewish history, Jewish culture and Jewish religion in Vienna. The museum has two buildings, the Palais Eskeles and the Misrachi house. The exhibition and event program deals with the past and present of Jewish culture in Austr
Mozarthaus ViennaViennaThe Mozarthaus Vienna is the place where Mozart wrote his opera The Marriage of Figaro here, and also three out of six Haydn Quartets. This museum mainly focuses on his work. Apart from the interior, you will get to see his letters and other items from his private life. It is the biggest and the mos
Vergilius Chapel MuseumViennaThe Vergilius Chapel (Virgilkapelle) is an underground crypt that is located next to the Stephansdom in Vienna. The chapel is rectangular in form with six niches and lies around 12 meters beneath the ground. A small exhibition gives a historical outline of medieval Vienna. It is possible to look int
Weltmuseum WienViennaThe Weltmuseum Wien is one of the world’s leading ethnographical museums, situated in the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. In 14 distinct exhibition galleries, the focus is on unique cultural treasures from all over the world. The aim is to communicate to visitors the cultural diversity, stor
GeymüllerschlösselViennaThe Geymüllerschlössel is a small castle in Vienna, located north of the Pötzleinsdorfer castle park. The museum holds and exhibits a collection of furniture and decorative art from the Biedermeier period (it is furnished with original furniture from the first half of the 19th century) as well as th
Wien Museum KarlsplatzViennaThe Wien Museum on Karlsplatz will be renovated and expanded over the coming years. The building will be upgraded with additional room for exhibits, generous spaces for educational activities, an event center, and a new restaurant and café.
Sigmund Freud MuseumViennaThe Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna features an exhibition on the history of psychoanalysis and the life of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) in Freud's former practice and apartment. The collection of the museum includes original items owned by Freud, the practice's waiting room, and parts of Freud's antiqu
SilberkammerViennaThe Silberkammer (silver chamber) is part of the Hofburg in Vienna. On display are the holdings of the Hofsilber- and Tafelkammer, which were transferred to the Republic of Austria after the end of the Habsburg monarchy. Valuable objects of glass, silver, porcelain as well as cooking and baking uten
Viktor Frankl Museum WienViennaNeurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, founder of the "Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy", lived in Mariannengasse 1 until his death in 1997. There he completed his theses on man as a spiritually gifted being. Today, this Frankl site is a museum where visitors are introduced to the art of
HermesvillaViennaThe Hermesvilla in Vienna is a palace located in the Lainzer Tiergarten, a former fenced-in hunting ground for the Habsburg nobility. Emperor Franz Joseph made Empress Elisabeth a present, in the hope to keep her in Vienna more often. In a five-year construction period, architect Carl von Hasenauer
Beethoven Wohnung HeiligenstadtViennaThe Beethoven Wohnung Heiligenstadt is the house where famous composer Beethoven lived and where he wrote several of his well-known symphonies. Walk through the intriguing exhibition of this small apartment house and learn more about the life and work of this remarkable man. If interested, you can j
Peace Museum ViennaViennaThe Peace Museum Vienna is a museum that strives to contribute to world peace by educating the public about peace heroes. It serves as a meeting point for discussions on peace, an exhibition hall, a center for the presentation of movies and documentaries and peace kitchen events.