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Vienna, Austria

Hofjagd und Rüstkammer

A magnificent collection of imperial armor and weaponry. 

Upon entering this classic building, you’re greeted by large halls and rooms filled with magnificent, courtly coats of armor and weaponry from throughout the Middle Ages.  

Three major exhibits span the museum and showcase a vast array of armor worn by political and military leaders from across Europe. They include armor worn by the imperial family, a collection of arms dawned by military leaders from Western and Central Europe from the 15th and 16th centuries, and artifacts from the House of Habsburg. 

From fancy armor worn by nobles just to show off their wealth to common battle equipment, visitors will find a great selection inside. There is also horse and children’s armor, as well as swords, spears, and early models of modern firearms. For anybody interested in armor or the medieval period in general, a visit is well worth the trip. 

Know Before You Go

The museum is closed every Wednesday. Children and teens can enter for free.

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