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Review of Neue Burg

Neue Burg
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Vienna Sightseeing Day Trip from Prague
Ranked #90 of 606 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Neue Burg is the most recent part of the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s Ringstrasse, and it is home to three collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments comprises the original instruments of some of the world’s greatest composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The Collection of Arms and Armour is packed full of magnificent suits of armour and decora-tive weapons that attest to chivalric values and impor-tant occasions at court. And at the Ephesus Museum the »Parthian Monument« reflects the glory and splendour of one of Antiquity’s greatest cities.
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Besides the 3 collections (musical instruments+Armours+Ephesos) this ticket combines an entrance to the Kunsthistorisches Museum (arts museum) which is a very good deal. we had a reduced tickes (6 instead of 12 Euros) since we had Austrian Airlines boarding pass. The musical instrumnets collection is marvellous! you can see instrumnets from 14000 BC!! the audio guide aloows you either detailed explenatios about items and musical demonstrationn of their sounds as well.

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Reviewed 8 December 2012

This set of three museums was part of our combination ticket. I can't believe that on a Friday there were about 10 people in the entire museum. My husband, 18 year old son and I spent over 1.5 hours in the museum that displayed the knights. I have never seen so many knights and their armor in one collection. Some of the armor like the fox head armor is the only one in the world. We saw many armor outfits for Maximillian and his family. The free audio guide was fantastic in describing the detail and the importance. Most of the armor was from the 1500's and so well preserved. In one display case, there was a horse hay sack that was put around the horse's neck to put the horse at ease and for protection. This was the only one in the world. The horse armor was beautiful as well. The audio guide talked about the different types of jousting and how the design of the armor changed throughout the ages from jousting protective armor to detailed armor worn at weddings.
Then we went to the ancient musical instruments museum which is part of this complex. Here again the audio guide was wonderful. It was interesting to see such old forerunners of our current instruments such as the coronet, oboe, piano, organ, and woodwinds. Some of the harpsichords were played by Mozart and Beethoven. There was a violin that belonged to Mozart's father on display. I am not usually that interested in ancient musical instruments but this museum was phenomenal!
I would HIGHLY recommend going to these two museums. Students who are 19 and under are free. These museums should be higher on tourists' list!

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

There are three museums in Neue Burg. The musical instruments and the arms and armour are very interesting interms of the scope of the collections. We enjoyed the Epheseus Museum most of all. The collection and presentation is excellent about this important Roman site in modern day Turkey. Tip - buy the combo ticket for all three museums.

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Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

The musical instruments section is very interesting (it IS Viena, after all), but the armors and weapons are hands down awesome. Comparing it to the Invalides Museum in France is unfair since it's considerably smaller, but they have an extensive 16th century collection that is not kept behind glass viewing panes, therefore making for awesome pictures and allowing great detail observation.
Worth the 3 museum combo ticket.

Thank Débora M
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

The Arms and Armor collection is one of the most impressive in the world. All types of melee weapons and armor, shields, full suits of armor, swords, early firearms, helmets, maces, hammers, halberds, spears, lances, you name it, it's here. Very quiet and few visitors, but well worth the paltry fee to view. Not English friendly with all descriptions in German, but still a must see.

Thank Stacy J
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