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Kaiserliche Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury)

Kaiserliche Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) Review

The entrance to the Schatzkammer, with its 1,000 years of treasures, is tucked away at ground level behind the staircase to the Hofburgkapelle. The elegant display is a welcome antidote to the monotony of the Imperial Apartments, and the crowns and relics fairly glow in their surroundings. Here you'll find such marvels as the Holy Lance—reputedly the lance that pierced Jesus's side—the Imperial Crown (a sacred symbol of sovereignty once stolen on Hitler's orders), and the Saber of Charlemagne. Don't miss the Burgundian Treasure, connected with that most romantic of medieval orders of chivalry, the Order of the Golden Fleece. The €18 combined ticket that includes admission to the Kunsthistorisches is a great deal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Hofburg, Schweizer Hof, 1st District, Vienna, A-1010 | Map It
  • Phone: 01/525–240
  • Cost: €12
  • Hours: Wed.–Mon. 10–6
  • U-Bahn: U3/Herrengasse.
  • Location: The Hofburg
Updated: 06-14-2012

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