The building mirrors the Art History museum opposite architecturally but not in content. The skeletal remains of gigantic dinosaurs tower over you, as well as a realistic Allosaurus, which moves and gives out a terrifying roar. Mammoths and a full-size terror bird stalk the halls, along with the world’s largest and oldest collection of meteorites. With the aid of a simulator, a meteorite impact is shown on a 3D screen. From insects, to giant spiders, to gemstones and many taxidermy specimens of animals that are either extinct or threatened with extinction – the Natural History Museum is designed to awe all under one vary large roof.
Probably the most spectacular view you can get from Vienna is from the roof of the Museum of Natural History. You can access the flat roof as part of a one hour guided tour through the museum. This photo shows the Museum of Fine Arts just opposite.
I have climbed a few rooftops and church towers in my hometown, and was overwhelmed by this one. Be prepared to see 10+ of our key landmarks in an almost 360 degree view.