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“Photo-taking of a near-empty palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Neue Burg

Neue Burg
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Vienna Sightseeing Day Trip from Prague
Ranked #94 of 564 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Toronto, Canada
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“Photo-taking of a near-empty palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

The new museums in this newest wing of the palace are not very popular. There's the Ephesus Museum, the Armory, and the Musical Instruments wing. You can walk briskly through all 3 wings (just over an hour) and skip the audioguide. There are a couple of nice pieces (esp in Ephesus), but the real attraction is the gorgeous architecture and breath-taking spaces, which you can photograph with flash in relative solitude.

Neue Burg was included in the combination ticket that packaged the Kunsthistoriches Museum and Treasury as well. I don't think I would have bought this ticket on its own, but it's a great option on a rainy day. The interiors are stunning, even without furniture.

A few notes, though: lockers are not free, and there is no coat check (you can leave your coat unattended, if you dare). There is also no W/C. Use the free coat check and W/C at the Treasury instead; it's nearby - keep your stuff at the Treasury while you are in the area.

Visited April 2014
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“Interesting, diverse collections”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

The Armor collection here traces the development of jousting armor in Austria from the 15th century onwards. Quite eclectic collection. The mechanical modifications done to facilitate jousting are shown by the samples on display, but exactly how they worked remains a mystery to the viewer.

The musical instruments collection was noteworthy for the original klaviers made by Anton Walter, around the time of Beethoven. Don't miss the 3D model of Vienna circa 1820.

Visited May 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“The newest wing of the Hofburg Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

It's the south-west wing of the palace. It houses the Austrian National Library and a number of museums that have already been mentioned. It's a part of Vienna that shouldn't be missed. It's worth a look just to see the architectural details of the palace. It's a wonderful walk through history and culture. It's also within walking distance of Stephansplatz, so you might as well plan on spending all day in this historical part of Vienna. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Don't miss it.

Visited May 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Interesting collection, beautiful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

A beautiful building and worthwhile just to see the architecture. We only went to the Armour and Weapons side of the complex, and it was ok. Not much English in terms of labelling on things. And after a while room after room of suits of armours gets a bit boring. Overall, worth our time.

Visited February 2014
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“Lovely, even if you skip the museums.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

This is the last addition to the Hofburg complex, from the late 19th century.
It consists of a classic building, that today houses a lovely library and several museums.
Don't miss the lovely Burggarten at the back side of the complex.

Visited May 2013
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