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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 295 attractions in Vienna
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Imperial Treasury The entrance to the Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer) is in the Schweizerhof, or Swiss Court; its name is a reminder of the Swiss... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum since we purchased the Kombiticket (which includes this museum, the Neue Burg and the Kunsthistorisches). We wouldn't have visited if it wasn't in the comined ticket. Would suggest taking the audio guide if you have the time. It gets rather boring if you don't have a guide/audioguide.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not really worth going to . As with most museums in Vienna it was not cheap. Added cost was a audio tour. As all the signs saying what the items were were not in English. You need to leave all your bags in the clockroom to

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Halifax, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

An impressive array of treasures from jewellery to christening gowns. Pretty dark in there, as everyone has noted. You are permitted to take photos, with no flash. Is a bit of a hard place to find, but worthwhile going, especially if you buy a combo ticket to also see the Kunsthistoriches Museum and Neueburg.

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Tehran, Iran
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86 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Hard to find ,in a corner of a courtyard ,You enter to a dark ,big safe box and see some very expensive but not impressive jweles.I am not sure about the artistic value of the works ,also.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

After seeing the Hofburg and Shoenbrunn palaces - we didn't find any impressive news there, The place has a lack of light - is pretty dark. We could save the time and effort .

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Not cheap, but much more impressive than I had been expecting. I wish we had gotten the audio guide to learn more about the history and stories behind the various exhibits. Went with my husband and we both enjoyed it more than we thought we would.

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The ticket was expensive, but the show was good, all the jewels and gold scepter. You can take pictures

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Calgary, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

when you put together the wealth of a secular and political empire and the wealth and power of the Holy Roman Empire and the treasury visit becomes truly spectacular. The crowns going as far back as the ninth century, the religious art, the reliquaries, the vestments and even the cradle for Napoleon's son all make this a must see stop.... More

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Marseille, France
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The very expensive visit to the Imperial treasury is not very impressive if you have already seen other collections of this kind like the Russian or British. It has a vast collection of garments and religious artifacts, as well as jewels, showing indeed how powerful were the Austrian Habsburgs. But I think that the visit to the Kunsthistoriches Museum is... More

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The first of several "royal family" attractions we visited this year in Vienna. An impressive collection of many kinds of jewlery, crowns from many centries of emperors and the royal families. Beautiful display and lighting. The only thing which spoiled our visit a little bit, was taking photos without flash, since it is forbidden. So if you don't have a... More

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