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“Glittering museum”

Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury of Vienna
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Ranked #21 of 610 things to do in Vienna
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Museum is in the Hofbury Complex. The entrance is not that clear. That why I had posted a copy of entrance poster. It is elegant statement of wealth . From the Habsburg royal gem to court robes this collection has it all. There are no pictures allowed in the museum .

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Yes - the tickets may seem a bit costly but ... really ... when are you going to have the opportunity to see such amazing wealth again? If you are in Vienna, it is worth your time to go to see this collection. It may be crowded [ we were there in August], it may cost more than you want to pay but ... if you want to see how wealthy and over-the-top amazing the Hofburgs were - this is where you will be able to do that.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

A very interesting museum with a superb collection of priceless jewells and crowns from various rulers. Must see.

2  Thank dryadofthewoods
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

With over 1000 years worth of Royal treasury items, it is understandable why the Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer) at the Hofburg Palace is regarded as one of the most important in the world. Housed in the Hofburg Palace which is more or less an essential tourist attraction to see in Vienna, the Imperial Treasury can be readily visited and something worth making the time for.

The Imperial Treasury is divided into two collections, housed in a 13th century room. These include the Secular collection, featuring centuries' worth of imperial artefacts of the Habsburg Royals and the Ecclesiastical Collection where you can see other precious devotional items, Baroque alter works and other items of intrigue; such as the tooth that is believed to have belonged to St. John the Baptist.

Of the two collections, it is the Secular Collection that is really quite inspiring. There are numerous Royal treasures that have the ability to make your jaw drop when seeing them for the first time. Items that we have very much enjoyed seeing include the Austrian Crown Jewels. These include the crown, sceptor and globus cruciger of Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612). The Crown in particular is so very ornate and detailed in its design.

Another highly memorable item is the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, with its oversized gemstones. This one is well worth spending a few minutes to inspect from all sides. The lighting is very good in this area as well so you can make some spectacular photos of the crown without use of professional equipment.

The Golden fleece necklace is also well worth finding as are the impressive robes, Imperial crosses, purses, brooches and other jewel and treasure items on display. The entire collection is laid out nicely and there is a suggested walking path, which assures that you are able to see all during your time in the Schatzkammer

Overall, we found the Imperial Treasury to be indeed an impressive collection and makes a worthwhile addition to a visit in Vienna.

13  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The brochures had me believe that the crown jewels and the Neptune Salt cellar were in the same museum but they are not. The salt cellar is in Vienna's Kunstkammer and the royal crowns are in the Imperial Treasury. The crowns were interesting as were some of the Kings and Emperors costumes but otherwise, I would have chose the Kunstkammer over the Treasury.

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