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Imperial Treasury of Vienna, Vienna

Categories: History Museums, Landmarks, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
At Imperial Treasury of Vienna discover such legendary objects as the 8th-century Holy Lance, once regarded as the Holy Grail, or the horn of a unicorn. Set in 21 rooms of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, this site exhibits Habsburg treasures and insignia. Two collections--secular and ecclesiastical--cover over 1,000 years of European history. See how numerous imperial artifacts glorify the political power and geographical reach of the Habsburg dynasty. Do not miss the Imperial Crown, Orb, and Scepter of Austria, and the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. The secular collection features such curiosities as the largest cut emerald in the world and the cradle of Napoleon's son. Plan your Imperial Treasury of Vienna visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vienna using our Vienna trip itinerary builder.
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  • Good collection of the imperial treasures, ornaments and jewels, ceremonial robes of the Hapsburg rulers and the Holy Roman Empire. Well laid out, descriptions in German and English. Small discount wi...  read more »
  • Some of the most prized items in the world reside here as ordained by the Hapsburg Royal Family. Many items were moved during WW2 by Hitler but returned upon the end of the war. The infamous Spear of ...  read more »
  • Crown, ornaty, medals, crosses, a bit of jewelry, all sorts of baptismal sets, silver cradle. There is an audio guide in Russian.
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  • This museum houses the accumulated goodies of the Habsburg dynasty (which includes a ton of key artifacts from the Holy Roman Empire). There's the usual level of excess you would expect (the largest cut emerald in the world, about the size of a small watermelon), but there's real history, too: only a half-inch of glass separates you from the actual cloak Constantine wore when he was coronated the first Holy Roman Emperor. This place is a must if you're into history. They have audio tours available in multiple languages, and most of the information on the displays is printed in both German and English.
  • Money well spent (make sure you get use the pass to access each location in the building to save some money). Treasury had some great pieces and interesting story to tell along the way. Highly recommended.
  • There are quite a few interesting things in this museum, spread out through many different areas. I did not find the large selection of textiles to be particularly interesting, but there were many more objects, and in particular the large selection of relics and other religious objects were very unique and worthwhile.
  • This museum is packed with items to see, from crown jewels and jewelry, to robes of royalty and people of high standing. Main items of interest have more detailed descriptions, and overall the museum is well curated and all items are kept in wonderful condition. If you are planning to see the Kunsthistorisches museum and the Imperial Treasury, then I recommend that you purchase the combination ticket, which also allows you to go into the Neue Burg Museum as well, as all three are really worth seeing. Note that the Imperial Treasury is closed on Tuesdays every week.
  • Definetely a place to visit during your stay in Vienna. Don't forget to take an audio guide at the entrance.
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