Main historic exhibitions in remembrance of World War I in Austria 2014
Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien)
Reassembling of the standing exhibition on World War I. Besides other artefacts the visitors can see the car used by Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo as well as his uniform. Amongst the weapons shown are a 38-cm-howitzer and an armed gun from the Przemysl fortress.
The exhibition aims on the explanation of chronology, geography and special topics concerning this “basic catastrophe of the 20th century”. Stress is put on “glory&mobilization 1914”, “injury&death”, “care&mourn”, “women at war”, “propaganda”,
“remembrance” and many other things.
June 28th, 2014
(100 year’s remembrance day of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand)
The Austrian Armed Forces Magazine TUPPENDIENST provides a special edition including a map poster covering the period from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914 until the end of 1915 (available from June 1st, 2014 in German).
Schloss Schallaburg (Renaissance castle in Lower Austria)
“Glory & Gloom – Living with the Great War 1914-1918“
("JUBEL & ELEND. Leben mit dem großen Krieg 1914-1918")
March 29th, 2014 until November 9th, 2014
Schloss Artstetten (Home and burial place of Archduke Franz Ferdinand)