Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury)

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Schweizerhof, Vienna, Austria

Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) Vienna Reviews

Bojasem Bojasem
205 reviews
Amazing Museum Jan 03, 2013
Amazing museum but small & I like crowns , Scepter,clothes.

the location old city in Museumem area in vienna you

can came by metro from purple line museumem quarter

stop.

the the Imperial museuem contain alot of item it was the custom for many centuries from diffrent at every new monarch would take the the crown of his predecessor, rip off the stones and pearls, melt the gold and get a new crown made. Therefore, very few of the ancient crowns are preserved most of this staff for kings and queens of austria & hungary kingdom.

I recommend this museum.
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joehobo says:
I missed it......
Posted on: Nov 25, 2012
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WalterC WalterC
324 reviews
Nice objects to look at Oct 14, 2010
Inside the Hofburg palace premise, from the main courtyard, you have to enter through a tunnel. Just look for signs to the Schatzkammer, taking you to a smaller counrtyard. The Hofburg Treasury is located at the right-hand corner.

Inside, you can buy a combo-ticket for both the Treasury and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, saving some euros, if you plan to see both places. Admission includes a basic tour audioguide, giving commentary on some of the treasures. For a more extensive audioguide, it will cost additional 3 euros. It’ll depend on your interest level.

The Treasury contains the royal jewels of the Habsburgs and the Holy Roman Empire, showing off the wealth and glory of their empire. Some highlights include coronations, the crown of Rudolf (from the Holy Roman Empire) and a “unicorn horn”, which is actually a tusk of some animal.

Some objects are just so nice to look at, and the audioguide does give an informative and interesting commentary, telling the history of the jewels. Better than I can give it here in this review.

Photography is allowed, but since the lighting is dim, the photos may not come out right, as you will see when looking at some of the photos I took.

Definitely more interesting than the Porcelain Collection in the Imperial Apartments, and worth checking out.
where the Treasury is located (at …
crown?
crown, scepter, and orb
cradle of the King of Rome
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harleyd harleyd
21 reviews
worth a visit Jan 08, 2009
The Schatzkammer (imperial treasury) is a great place to visit. it can be a little hard to find though. it is inside the hofburg. if you can find the stairs that lead up to the hapsburg private chapel then you're in the right place. the entrance to the schatzkammer is just below the stairs to the left. there is a giant vault door at the entrance so that part is a little hard to miss. inside there are some of the robes of kings from different areas from within the dynasty. there are also a few crowns, lots of jewels and some of the flags from way back when. there is also a door on display that is the original door from the treasury. there is also a vase made of gold that is filled with gold roses. in another area of the museum there are also religious relics from the dynasty. there are quite a few statues that claim to have a piece of the cross that jesus was nailed too. overall, i would recommend a visit to the schatzkammer. it is quite interesting to see some of the jewels from the imperial era. the price is not all that expensive. there isn't much to read inside the museum, but what little there is is in german.
the entrance to the schatzkammer
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Lord_Mike says:
This was interesting to read...I will have to remember this, if I ever make it to Vienna
Posted on: Feb 14, 2009

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