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Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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Ranked #26 of 815 things to do in Vienna
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

After hearing about the treasury here, we were expecting it to be WAY better than the treasury in Munich (visited that in 2009). This was great but did not trump the latter. The jewels were good and they did have some *amazing* arms, coronation robes, and other vestments that were embroidered with gold, silver, and gems. There were some mindbendingly (my word!) huge gems - emeralds, opals, rubes...but don't expect to get a good photograph unless you have a very high-end camera and can be *very* still. Or, better, leave your camera at the hotel and just enjoy looking!

Thank NancyHTH
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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

As an individual visit, it's pricey at 12 euros ( with only a one euro discount with the Vienna card). But they have some good deals if you're visiting multiple hofburg locations. The crown jewels are gorgeous and your intensive study of the whole collection won't take more than an hour. Remember to keep the flash turned off on your camera or they will threaten to throw you out.

1  Thank 4n6geekette
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Imperial Treasury has a collection of artifacts dating back nearly a millenium. My favourite part of the exhibition is the oldest -- the imperial regalia from 11th century Sicily. You can also see regal regalia of later make and even the cot for Napoleion's son.

It's worth the extra euros to get an audio-guide so you can hear an on-going commentary.

1  Thank MontePozzi
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The Schatzkammer is one of the most interesting and incredible museum in Wien. It really surprised me. I felt unique emotions when I saw the Leopold's crown (the imperial crown of Austria) with the Orb and the Sceptre. They are in the second room and I saw it from the beginning of the visit, so I ran there and I felt like mesmerized.
There are a lot of historical robes, and gloves and precious shoes, but what I liked the most were the crowns, the swords and the gems: you can see the biggest emerald in the world (!) here, in the shape of a vessel. But what really left me wordless and amazed is the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire: staring at this incredible artwork (more or less 1000 years) and piece of History was just incredible.

1  Thank GabrieleC3
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Well owrht a visit when you are in town. These are the Crown Jewels plus many other of the Imperial treasures.

Thank Michael K
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