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  • Address: Heldenplatz, Vienna, Austria
  • Hours: Open Wed–Sun 10am–6pm
  • Admission: Adults: €14

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Neue Burg Tours

An outpost of Vienna’s fabulous Kunsthistorisches Museum, Neue Burg forms a semi-circular wing of the Hofburg Palace complex, which was commissioned for the Habsburg Imperial Family in 1881. True to the Habsburg motto that bigger is better, the palace is of spectacular Baroque design inside and out; it originally contained the personal memorabilia of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in 1914 sparked off World War. Today the Neue Burg holds three important Imperial collections, including the Imperial Collection of Arms and Armor (Hofjägd und Rüstkammer), which moved into its palatial new home in 1935 and whisks through centuries of battle armor worn by both man and beast, displayed to stunning effect in long, marble-floored corridors. The Habsburg musical instruments (Sammlung Alter Musik Instrumente) arrived at Neue Burg post-war in 1945; highlights include archaic wind instruments, mandolines and priceless violins and the museum showcases the musical journey from harpsichord to modern-day piano. And finally, the opulent marble staircase of the Neue Burg is awash with artifacts removed from the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, now in present-day Turkey.

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Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. Open Wed–Sun 10am–6pm. Admission is adults €14, concessions 11, and includes entry to the other Kunsthistorisches museums. Metro line U2 to Museumsquartier.

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While in Prague, don't miss this special opportunity to visit Vienna on this full-day guided trip. Discover the capital of Austria, whose historic center, rich ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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