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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 #30 of 399 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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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

For a total of €16 (audio guide included), I found this museum to be adequate. I expected far more in terms of crown jewels.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great exhibit of the treasures of the Hapsburg empire. Lots of blingy crowns and jewelry. I found the most interesting exhibits to be the supposed holy artifacts things like the spear of destiny, parts of the cross, nails from the cross, holy grail. Interesting to see all of these things. The audio-guide is very helpful. This place... More

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

You might wonder all these jewels and treasures belonged once to the royal families. But truly they were part of the Austrian people.

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A visit to the Kaiserliche Schatzkammer gives you a good insight in the beauty and the excesses of the court. Gold and precious jewels in an abundance.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Imperial Treasury displays incalculably precious jewels and dazzling finery worn by anyone in the royal chain of command from heralds to the emperors themselves. While the amazing wood and crafted display cases are enough in themselves to wow anyone, I'm afraid I often found myself asking "why?" To collect, store, and display so much seems to be gross overkill.... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Off to the side in the Museum quarter. Did not take a lot of time and the interior of the building was outdated. Not much of interest or interactivity in one. We had a discount with our Vienna card so gave it a try.

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Ogden, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of the things I most wanted to see in Vienna. I absolutely loved it. Worth every Euro. The treasures, crowns, and other things were great. I especially loved the imperial crown and the Spear of Destiny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This was definitely on our list...plenty of jewels, what's not to like! Seriously, there are a lot of state treasures to be admired here, some many centuries old. The emperor's crown was awesome. Also I had to admire the sumptuous court robes as well.

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Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The jewellery and treasures of the royals were the most interesting to see. You could even take pictures which was a nice surprise. If you don't have enough time, just do the first few rooms with the precious stones, jewellery and crowns, the rooms at the back contain clothing and religious treasures which is a lot like the things you... More

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