Vienna Imperial treasure


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Vienna Imperial treasure nestled in the Hofburg Palace, holds priceless national and historical relics of the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian empires. It is derived from the ancestral medieval treasuries Habsburg dynasty, and contains one of the most important world collections. In today's entry I will give the reader a look at the crown of the Holy Roman Empire of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and other imperial regalia and jewels.

Hofburg Palace (German: Hofburg) was the winter residence of the Austrian Habsburgs and the main seat of the imperial court in Vienna. Now it is the residence of the President of Austria.

In the treasury of the fall through the Swiss Court.

Huge collection of relics during the reign of the Habsburg dynasty is proof of "divine" power of the rulers. In those days, the treasury was the personal property of the monarch.

Collections are divided into secular and spiritual side, just here about two dozen rooms. Let us proceed directly to the exhibits:
Cradle of Napoleon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte (King of Rome, Napoleon II), son of Napoleon Bonaparte
The crown of the Holy Roman Empire (also crown of Charlemagne) is made in the second half of the tenth century. She wore all the emperors until the early seventeenth century. Octagonal gold crown adorned with 144 precious stones and pearls.
Imperial Crown of Rudolf II, later Crown of the Austrian Empire. The beginning of the seventeenth century. Gold, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, spinel, pearls, velvet.
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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