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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 #29 of 397 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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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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24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 Did not take a lot of time and the interior of the building was outdated.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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We felt that both the Imperial Treasury and the Imperial Palace complemented each other with regard to the Hapsburgs. Also we were glad we ignored Rick Steves' advice and saw both the Imperial Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Did not feel it was redundant. If you have time, you might want to include all 3.

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Houston, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While visiting Hofburg Apartments, this cannot be missed! This treasury has to be one of the most valuable in the world. There are rooms and rooms of jewels, capes, crowns, and other priceless pieces of the royal family. In addition, there are so many reliquaries. There are multiple pieces of the true Cross, a piece of the table cloth from... More

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Leduc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is amazing so much history and so many one of a kind items, they are just breathtaking and it's amazing they have survived..the textile display is breathtaking.

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