Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer)

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by travelswithkids on July 22, 2006

The Holy Roman emperor's 1,000-year-old crown, jewels, artifacts of Charlemagne, coronation robes, Christian relics, and reliquaries. I can't say enough about this museum. It was by far my favorite museum in culture-rich Vienna, and one of the best in the world for this type of historical artifacts.

Besides all the gold and jewels collected by the Hapsburgs, it was also interesting to see the collection of vestments representing various lands that came into the empire.

The Christian relics include items such as a nail from the crucifixion, a thorn from Jesus' crown of thorns, the usual fragments of the original cross, and bits of assorted saints.

The treasury is tucked away in the Hofburg, the city center Imperial Palace complex that now includes other assorted museums as well, such as the musical instrument museum and the Imperial apartments.

Admission was 7.50 Euros and worth every bit.
Vienna Hofburg (Palace, Apartments, Sisi Museum, Silver Collection)
Centre Of The Old Town
Vienna, Austria, A-1010
+43 01 533 7570

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