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
        entrance at World Museum Vienna (Weltmuseum Wien) by platform lift.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).
      Touching tours on request for visually impaired and blind people. Tours in sign language and easy-to-understand language.
      Further information: or Tel. +43-1-525 24-5202

    • Comments

      The collections of arms and armor is also accessible with an elevator.

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