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Landeszeughaus, Graz

Landeszeughaus - Graz, Austria
Landeszeughaus
Herrengasse 16, Graz, Austria 8010Map
+43 316 8017 9810
Neighborhood: City Centre
Overview

The Zeughaus, today one of the most important arms collections in the world, had its heyday in 1699. During that period, no fewer than 185,700 weapons were stored there ready to be used to fight the Turks. Compared to this number, today's stock seems rather small—29,000. Weapons of all kinds can be viewed, but this tally is nevertheless extraordinary. The fact that such a large number remained intact is due to a combination of fate and luck. Maria Theresia intended to demolish the 1644 building in 1748, but the Styrian aristocracy resisted successfully and thus preserved a unique place of remembrance.

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Landeszeughaus General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Hauptplatz
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