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Imperial Treasury of Vienna

Hofburg, Schweizerhof, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
(+43 1) 525 24-0
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Ranked #34 of 412 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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Santa Barbara, CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A quilt maker friend suggested a visit to theNational Treasury in the Hoffburg when she learned I was in Vienna and I'm so glad I took her advice! My husband found the devotional pieces a bit heavy-going, but the crowns and jewels were gorgeously made. As a needle woman,I found the textiles absolutely awe inspiring. It was difficult to comprehend... More

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is probably my favorite collection of anything anywhere. First I should say that I love history, especially the Holy Roman Empire, that is why I came to Vienna. Still, anyone with the smallest interest in history or art should thoroughly enjoy this treasury. This is the treasury of an empire extending from France to the Czech Republic, from the... More

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Ganey Tikva Israel
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47 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This exhibition is a separate exhibition from the Sisi museum in Hofburg palace. It includes a lot of inserting stuff that show the wealth of the kings and their family. I would say that this is a complementary exhibition to the Sisi Museum and and my wife and I enjoyed it.

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Alexandria, VA
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Imperial Treasury is filled with jaw-dropping pieces. Many religious relics from the crusades through the ages. Even Napoleon's crib is on display. The robes and crowns are over the top and beautiful. This was a highlight of our visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Although not that big, the treasury collection is completely unique and breathtaking by some religious items especially the sacred -Jesus related treasures (such as the nails he was crucified with or pieces of the cross..). The Treasury itself was a true revelation to me. It's really Worth taking the audio tour as the story behind some of the items displayed... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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