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Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer)

Hofburg, Schweizerhof, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
(+43 1) 525 24-0
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Ranked #33 of 408 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Imperial Treasury Vienna - Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien Crowns and Jewels – Symbols of the Power of the House of Habsburg.   Website... more »
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Columbus, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing collection of crowns, robes and religious material. The additional fee for the audio tour is well worth it, since there is a rich history behind many of the items that would not be apparent with it.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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472 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The treasury is a separate tour that we had a little difficulty locating, but when we did we were rewarded with seeing incredibly jewels and other treasures. Well worth the visit.

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Heraklion Crete
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well done! Very nice museum. Quite interesting! The guide was very polite. He was explaining everything, answering to all questions. Something different.... Try it.....

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Washington, DC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a pretty interesting museum. To me, the jewels may not measure up to the crown jewels in London, but the history of the HRE is more interesting. A guide book is helpful.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Its definitely worth visit it! Well, little bit pricey (12 €, 11€ Vienna card, 9 € reduced - student under 27), but at least fans of history (especially of baroque and middle age) may not miss it. Taking photo possible without flash, some pictures are black and black, but some exhibition cases are well-lightened. Tip for visitors: Free toilettes, place... More

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Stockholm
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127 reviews 127 reviews
67 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have seen lots of treasures in different European cities. They all look the same. Seemed to have competition among the royals who is wearing the heaviest or the brightest or the weirdest piece. In that regard, this place is just like any other Treasury. So what blew my mind away? The religious artifacts, supposedly from the crown if thorns... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited and paid 12EUR each for entrance. The next day we found out that we could have purchased a ticket for 20EUR that included the Kunsthistorisches Museum (a must-see). This was not worth the entry fee and we left rather disappointed. While there are some stunning items in the collection, they aren't well described without the audio guide and... More

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Meise, Belgium
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Compared to other treasure collections like for example in the Tower of London, this collection is rather disappointing. There is very little information on the objects in the exhibition if you don't take the audio guide, which is charged extra on top of the already very expensive 12€ admission.

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UK
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170 reviews 170 reviews
104 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited the Teasury as the guide book described it as having a good collection of jewels. In actual fact there were only a few jewels so this was rather disappointing. The cost plus audio guide was 16 euros which was a bit steep for what was actually on display (also very little is in English so an audio guide... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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176 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a guided tour of the treasury and I was surprised that it was not busy. There are some impressive exhibits but there is plenty to see in Vienna so be selective and include a variety of different type of attractions so that you don't get overwhelmed with the opulence and history. I wish we had spent this time... More

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