A huge museum featuring weapons and military maps from different periods. You can also see the open-top car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the last Austrian prince, was shot in Sarajevo. His death triggered World War I and the eventual downfall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the same room as this is the visibly blood-stained jacket he was wearing at the time of his assassination.
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Museum of Military History and Nearby Attractions on Map
Hofburg Palace(3.1 km)
This immense palace complex grew into a large, unwieldy series of buildings over the years and was the imperial residence of the Habsburg emperors until 1918.
Opera House(2.6 km)
Probably the most-beloved symbol of Viennese arts, and one of the first buildings to be rebuilt in the postwar era.
The Albertina is the largest Habsburg residential palace and a popular art gallery in Vienna, with over 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from Late Gothic to contemporary.
Largest Baroque cathedral north of the Alps, designed by the famous architect Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.
Soviet War Memorial(2 km)
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Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Pavilion(2.3 km)
A city tram stop, designed by Otto Wagner.
A tropical greenhouse with an amazing collection of live butterflies, will delight both children and adults.
Secession Building(2.5 km)
Architect Josef Maria Olbrich built this Jugendstil (German-style Art Nouveau) building 1897-98 as a display space for artists working in the new Secession artistic movement.
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