Imperial Treasury of Vienna, Vienna

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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. Arrange to visit Imperial Treasury of Vienna and other attractions in Vienna using our Vienna trip itinerary app .
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  • It's back to the middle ages, impressing the cloaks and Imperial crowns. Awesome worlds largest Emerald! We found among the staff a young Italian girl graduated in architecture in Rome, he did his doctorate in Vienna, and paid his studies by working at the Museum. I could tell she wanted to talk to us Italians, nostalgia of our country. Very helpful and gave us a lot of tips for Vienna. Note that in order to talk to him, he sbollato taking 15 minutes of rest. Amazing!!! In bocca al lupo per gli studi!!!
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  • Thanks to the Viennapass we had the Treasury included. Therefore, we made a little detour on the way to the riding. We were greeted and were able to the entrance. What were about to see it and there was to read interesting facts about was impressive. We had hoped for but something more from the Treasury. Showcase showcase read display case read... somewhat monotonous over time. The bottom line, the visit was worth but surely.
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  • So much incredible stuff to see! The imperial crown, another crown of an emperor, bed of baby bed of napoleon's son, artifacts of Jesus including some wood from the cross, linen from the last supper, ...  more »
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  • Omg.... it's hard to believe this place actually exist. Every thing in here is jaw dropping
  • A great place to see beautiful collections ranging from royal silk gowns to diamond crowns. A must see in Vienna.
  • It won't take more than an hour to see it, for an average person I think. It's right next to Sisi museum, where you can see her apartment along with original China and furniture. I think it's part of Hofburg Palace, part of which is also National Library now.
  • Very Nice display of the royal treasury. Tastfull lighted and possible tot see from alle sites.
  • This review is for the Treasury only, not the apartments and other buildings. After reading other reviews, this place sounded like it was going to be really interesting. Spoiler alert, it was awful. About a third of it was just tabbards, every room was very dimly lit, and the collection itself was quite small. The price should have been at the very most, 5€. This was one of the most disappointing places I have ever been, and I have traveled quite a lot.

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