Collection of Arms and Armor

Collection of Arms and Armor

Highly political events such as military campaigns, imperial diets, tributes, coronations and weddings were occasions to create new objects that could be brought to the Collection of Arms and Armor. Almost all western European dynasties are represented with objects from the fifteenth century to the early twentieth century.

The high artistic quality of the objects is due to the representational requirements of the rulers and their vassals. The suits of armor on display are without exception especially made by the most renowned armor makers, who often used designs of such famous artists as Dürer or Holbein for the magnificent etchings.

Imperial Palace Overview

Collection of Arms and Armor (Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer)

Hofburg, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        on left next to main entrance via wheelchair ramp
      • Ramp   300  cm  wide
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 120 cm low , Door 65 cm wide
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).

    • Comments

      Notification by telephone approx. 15 minutes before arrival at the front desk suggested (Tel. +43 1 52 524-7010), automatic gate and stairlift, operation with "Euro Key", then 5 steps to the ticket counter. Elevator available at ticket counter level (door width: 65 cm, cabin depth: 120 cm, cabin width: 140 cm). The collections of arms and armor is only accessible via this elevator.

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