Imperial Treasury Vienna, Vienna

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At Imperial Treasury 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 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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  • The really good stuff is over at the Art History museum. That said, getting to see royal garb and crown jewels is always fun. Their precious stones collection was fair, but not nearly as expansive as I would have hoped. The ecclesiastical Treasury took up at least half the tour though, and honestly you've seen one "piece of the true cross" and you've seen them all. And they had like two dozen of them. The spear of destiny was neat though. Worth the entrance cost and time spent (about 2 hours).
  • Excellent collection consisting of symbols of power, luxury by the empire and churches of the past. Costs €12 for an adult and an additional €4 for audio guide. The audio guide is required as their is little information for those who opt out of the guides. Well worth your time during your visit to Vienna.
  • Nice place, very small exhibition. Not too many items on display. The London treasury is much better and bigger. Here there're item from the 10th century, up to the last century. I think there are much more interesting places to visit.
  • Really cool! You can see crowns, scepters... But also as a curiosity, one of the world's biggest Emeralds, a piece of the "original" cross, the sacred spear and some other relics.
  • A once in a lifetime experience, and if you upgrade your Art History Museum ticket, you are covered for visiting fees. Worth a visit!

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