For our well experienced vistiors we have conceived this special offer.
Seniors are heartly welcome to participate in our newest programme.
Under the motto "Timetravels and Pastries" senior citizens are invited to choose between five different subjects and afterwards to discuss the experiences in our beautiful "Cafe Salut" with the tour guide. (length: 1 1/2 to 2 hours)
A daily soldiers life
Religious differences, defenestrations, a war for religion and power, devastating Central Europe over 30 years and decimating its population. Documented by contemporary paintings, graphics, and armament, shedding many a light on the soldier’s life during the first half of the 17th century.
Hardly in the public awareness at the beginning (1789), due to the Great Ottoman War in Austria, it becomes the catalyst for 23 years of armed conflict in Europe. Emperor Francis II/I dissolves the “Holy Roman Empire”, Napoleon crowns himself Emperor of the French. In 1809, “The Invincible” is defeated in Aspern, 1813 at Leipzig, the Congress of Vienna, the situation before the Revolution is restored.
To my peoples
The great catastrophe of the 20th century, triggered by the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, is begun with big enthusiasm; starting in Serbia, it draws the European alliances, one by one, into a global blaze. However, this multiple-front war, requiring the highest performance of soldiers imaginable, especially in alpine regions, is finally lost, entailing the breakup of the monarchy. The artillery of the time and its effects are lively illustrated here.
Republic and Dictatorship
The giant monarchy becomes a small state, whose political protagonists do not only reject a state consensus but do not consider a “residual Austria” viable, either. The party officials dominating the everyday political business as well as the general efforts towards a forceful solution of governmental problems are the topics of this section, ending with the “Anschluss” in 1938. The attack on Poland, entailing a Blitzkrieg and the German occupation of big parts of Europe, leads in the war, which extends into the Soviet Union, up to the Asian border. The catastrophe of Stalingrad marks the turning point. After five years of war, a destroyed and occupied Germany survives, with millions of deaths in Europe to deplore, however, the focus also lies on a resurrection of Austria, involving all political groups and following the motto of the “consensus reached on the roads of camp Dachau”.
The Austrian Navy
200 years of Austrian naval forces and their way from “appendix” of the armed forces to the world’s sixth biggest naval force are presented in this section of the museum. Prodigious models from all eras, especially the world’s biggest and most detailed cut-away model of a “dreadnought” from World War I, animate the mental image of the navy. Special attention is directed to the importance of scientific expeditions conducted by the Navy or individual officers.
All in price each group: 100€.
- Guided Tour
- Support service from a museum expert
- Pastry and hot or soft drink
Number of participants: max. 10 persons