"Military History Museum - Archduke Exhibit" Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien -Museum of Military History Tip by yooperprof

  The origins of World War I
by yooperprof

One of the most fascinating exhibits at the Military History Museum is the one associated with the ill-fated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he who was assinated on June 28,1914, and whose death provoked the crisis which unleased World War I. The Museum has the limousine in the Archduke and his wife (Sophie Chotek) were riding when they were gunned down by the Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princep. They also have the uniform - still bloodstained - which Franz Ferdinand was wearing when he was shot.

Address: various museums
Directions: At Ghegastraße
Phone: +43 1 795610
Website: http://www.hgm.at/

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  • Written Nov 4, 2003
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