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Rusty Balls Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 7:11 p.m. PST

Headed to Vienna on Sunday. Any recommendations for museums or hobby shops?

Thanks in advance.

shadoe0107 Nov 2018 8:02 p.m. PST

The Army Museum…

Sacred and Secular Treasuries…


Belvedere Museum (formerly Prince Eugene's palace)…

It's not a museum or hobby shop but kind of funky….The Hundertwasser Haus…

If you like Klimt there's the Succession Building with the Beethoven Frieze…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 8:19 p.m. PST

Another vote for the Army Museum – easily one of best military museums I have visited

The Schoebrunn Palace is a bit off the beaten path but is am amazing place

FoxtrotPapaRomeo07 Nov 2018 8:28 p.m. PST

Walk around a WW2 Flaktower.

The Hofburg Palace and surrounds
Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Any other palace …

Lascaris07 Nov 2018 9:10 p.m. PST

I was just in Vienna 6 weeks ago and can echo the previous responses, the military museum, Schonbrunn, St. Stephen's and I'd add the Imperial crypt under the monastery who's name I can't recall. It's kind of freaky but interesting nonetheless. Also, if you go into the Albertina museum you can see where Archduke Charles lived, and breathed his last.

grenadier corporal07 Nov 2018 11:46 p.m. PST

You might want to consider the Museum Twins on Maria Theresian Platz (just outside the Ring opposite the Hofburg): Art History and Natural History. The last houses an exhibition on the History of War right now, the former the Bruegel exhibition. The buildings alone are impressive.

Sorry – there are no longer any real hobby shops.

If you have got more time:
The museum Aspern (google for the details) – open only on Sundays from 10 to 12.
The Heimat und Napoleon-Museum Deutsch Wagram,
Erzherzog Carl-Straße 1, 2232 Deutsch-Wagram
Phone 02247 3790, open on Sundays from 10 to 16 – so you could do both. But check beforehand when they close for winter.

BTW: Lascaris means the Kapuzinergruft – well worth a visit.

Have a good time!

Rusty Balls Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

Thank you all so much! Looking forward to exploring these!

Cyrus the Great08 Nov 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

Another vote for the Army Museum.

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

Within the Hofburg is a museum of medieval armor. Its quite extensive and worth the visit.

mollinary09 Nov 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

Some great recommendations here, particulalrly the Army Museum, which is spectacular. If you have time, you might also look in at the City Museum in Karlsplatz, some fascinating Ottoman booty on display. And, if you like a good curry, I can thoroughly recommend the Samrat restaurant in Florianigasse. Great service, excellent curry, good value!

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