Naturhistorisches Museum - NHM, Vienna

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    Venus of Willendorf at the Natural History Museum

    by Ekahau Written Jul 3, 2013

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    The natural history museum has an awesome permanent display of ancient pre historic mankind in Europe. Some years ago the national geographic and IBM did a details study of human migration and I did the check swab to discover my ancestors on one side of my family dates back the very first modern humans immigrating nto Europe plus a health mixture of 3 to 4 % Neanderthal. So these are my people the Venus of Willendorf that is my great (60 times over) grandma and no question she also died of type 2 diabetes. I spent hours in this exhibit it was just fascinating and vey interactive one can even take your photo and have it overlaid with how you look as a Neanderthal (I looked the same). The art, the pottery, the hunting tools, jewelry, the sculptures just amazing 30,000 years ago mankind was for sure not primitive. Now this is well worth a visit just love It a must see for vters.

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    burgring 7, 1010 wien, austria
    open: thursday - monday 9 a.m - 6.30 p.m.
    wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    closed: Tuesday

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    Naturhistorisches Museum

    by chiara76 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Very original museum with the plenty of interesting things to see like the fossils, minerals, archaeologist stuffs.

    There is the famous Venus Willendorf here which is the obligatory point of the visiting this place.

    I had a lot of fun there and recommend you this museum.

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    NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

    by balhannah Updated May 14, 2014

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    Is also known by the name "Naturhistorisches Museum."
    This is the other large and nearly identical building on the other side of Maria-theresie-platz.

    The Natural History Museum is one of the largest, oldest, and most noteworthy natural history museums in the world. It was in 1889, when this magnificent building with an exterior covered in decorations and statues was built.
    Just imagine a collection of about 30 million specimens and artifacts, many from time of Emperor Franz I in 1750.

    Some unique pieces are housed in the Museum including an almost complete skeleton of Steller’s Sea Cow, which became extinct more than 200 years ago, huge dinosaur skeletons, and the largest and oldest meteorite collection in the world.
    There are 39 galleries to see, so leave plenty of time!

    OPENING HOURS
    Thursday-Monday: 9 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Tuesday: closed

    ADMISSION FEES
    Children and youth under 19* free
    Adults € 10,-
    Senior citizens, owners of "Vienna Card" € 8,-
    Students, apprentices, soldiers aged under 27 5,-

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    NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

    by Hosell Written Oct 8, 2004

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    The next place that you'll find walking by the ring is The Natural History Museum and also the Arts Museum.They are located just next to the Hofburg Palaces.They are two of most importants museums in the city,so if you have the chance,you can spend few hours seeing them.

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    Not so boring

    by iandsmith Written May 14, 2004

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    .............it turns out they were very accommodating so I went a bit beserk thinking of all the galleries and such where it is not permitted.
    Thus the superb central area is there for you all to see. I still have difficulty believing it's only a natural history museum. Frankly, I feel sorry for people who find this sort of stuff boring. So much of life is passing them by. Architecture upon statue backed by paintings - I loved it!

    Just another boring museum
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    Naturhistoriches Museum - Venus of Willendorf

    by dvideira Written Apr 29, 2004

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    The 'Venus of Willendorf' is the name that was given to a female figurine that was found in 1908 by an archeologist named Joseph Szombathy in a Aurignacian loess deposit near the town of Willendorf in Austria. It is now in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. The statue was carved from oolitic limestone and was colored with red orche. It measures 110 mm in height and is dated 30,000 and 25,000 BC

    This statue is an important icon of prehistory.

    ( By the way... Willendorf is located at that beautiful region, the Wachau, in between the cities of Melk and Krems )

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    Museums

    by Imbi Updated Nov 17, 2003

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    After Ring Road there are two identical buildings facing each other.
    One of them is Natural History Museum and the second building, matching building is Art History Museum.
    Both museum offers variety of quality objects which are very valuable and historical.

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    A visit to Vienna's Natural History Museum

    by yvgr Updated Apr 10, 2012

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    I really liked the architecture of both the Vienna Natual history Museum and the National Museum of the arts. Great place to spend some hours even if crowdy and with lots of children around. Sadly, most of the information on objects are in German.

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    natural history museum

    by doug48 Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    the natural history museum is located in a almost identical building across maria theresia platz from the kunsthistorisches museum. the natural history museum has on display several dinosaur skeletons and numerious stuffed animals. what i found most interesting was a collection of prehistoric archaeological finds from the vienna area. some examples are the 'venus of willendorf" dating back 24,000 years ago, an iron age wagon, and a display of prehistoric human skulls. a very interesting museum to visit when in vienna.

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    Museum of Natural History

    by Raimix Updated Feb 25, 2011

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    It presents the Museums Quarter of Vienna near Maria Theriesen Square with green park nearby.

    This museum (as for me very important) contains the biggest collection of numismatics (old coins).

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    Ultra by name, ultra by nature

    by iandsmith Written May 14, 2004

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    Standing beside just the leg bones of this beast almost sent a shudder down my spine. No wonder humans didn't exist then! This massive foreleg of an Ultrasauras gives you an idea of how puny we would have been in the scheme of things all those millenia ago.

    Spot the puny one
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    Naturhistorisches Museum

    by viddra Written May 21, 2005

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    Naturhistorisches Museum (The Museum of Natural History) is a mirror image of the 1 facing it-Kunsthistorisches Museum (the Museum of Fine Arts). There you can see numerous prehistoric, zoological, paleontolic, botanical and mineralogical exhibits.
    The museum was built in 1881.

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    Museum of National History

    by mvtouring Written Apr 4, 2004

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    Museum of natural History and Museum of Fine Arts are mirror images, placed facing one another on the outside periphery of the Ring. You need a full day to visit these two museums, which is totally breath taking. I think you will find more Egyptian treasures here than in Egypt itself. There collection is enormous. In the Fine Arts museum you will find beautiful works of Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Titian, Velazques and Raphael but to mention a few.

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    THE UNFORGETTABLE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF VIENNA

    by kmohandas Updated Aug 27, 2014

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    The Natural History Museum is amongst the most splendid of the buildings that line the Vienna Ringstrasse and houses one of the largest natural history collections in the world. Founded 250 years ago by Franz Stephan von Lothringen, the collection has grown to over 25 million objects and forms the basis for natural sciences research at the Natural History Museum (NHM). The historical architecture, with its timeless elegance, provides the ideal framework for a spectacle that is rich in tradition. Exhibits are spread over more than 8,000 square metres, against a backdrop of magnificent halls. Admire valuable minerals and gems including Maria Theresia’s unique bouquet of precious stones; giant dinosaur skeletons, primeval finds such as the 25,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf, rare fossils and even living animals in modern terraria and aquaria.
    Are you interested in precious stones or minerals? Are you fascinated by dinosaurs? Or do you want to learn more about pre-historic times? We are happy to organise guided tours on specific topics for groups with special interests. The Natural History Museum was created by Gottfried Semper and Carl Hasenauer as a cathedral to the natural sciences. The building is a masterpiece of the neo-renaissance and is also a feast for the eyes for those interested in art and architecture.
    Open daily: 09.00 am–6.00 pm
    Wednesday: 09.00 am–9.00 pm
    Closed on Tuesdays

    Admission prices
    EUR 10,- Adults
    EUR 8,- Seniors (over 60 years)
    EUR 8,- Concessions, groups
    Free admission for children and youths up to the age of 19.

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    Naturhistorisches Museum

    by metallemon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Museum of Natural History. You enter and there is a lion ready to jump at you! Don't be afraid, it's just an embalmed animal, very impressive though! The museum is very interesting, it has many good exhibits, such as a giant skeleton of a dinosaur. At the ground floor there is a collection of fish and reptiles. At the other floors there is a paleontologic collection, a collection from different kind of animals and there is also a machine showing earth's evolution. Don't forget to see how earth look like from the moon every season!

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