Come see the world's largest historic weapon collection with about 32,000 articles of weaponry. You'll see shields, helmets, pistols, two-handed swords, morning stars, cannons and much more!
Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Hauptplatz
- Venue Description:
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.