Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, Vienna

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At Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien discover such legendary objects as the 8th-century Holy Lance, once regarded as the Holy Grail, or the horn of a unicorn. Set in 21 rooms of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, this site exhibits Habsburg treasures and insignia. Two collections--secular and ecclesiastical--cover over 1,000 years of European history. See how numerous imperial artifacts glorify the political power and geographical reach of the Habsburg dynasty. Do not miss the Imperial Crown, Orb, and Scepter of Austria, and the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. The secular collection features such curiosities as the largest cut emerald in the world and the cradle of Napoleon's son. Arrange to visit Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and other attractions in Vienna using our Vienna trip itinerary app .
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  • Beautiful pieces, crowns, swords, the cradle of the Aiglon, a Horn of nerval, less interesting religious things
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  • Once you get used to the darkness, it's a sight to see!!! One must not be deterred from this by the constantly prevailing tumult in the square!!! However, a fair weather visit is also recommended!!!!
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  • Important Museum housing some of the Holy Roman Empire, Napoleon, and Austrian relics and royal crowns. A must see. Plan to spend an hour walking through the museum. Purchase a combined ticket to also get you into the art gallery. They do not have to be used the same day. It is amazing to see the artifact involved in the history of shaping Europe up close and personal.
  • The museum is very well organised and can be easily visited in one hour. If you are going to Spanish Riding school in the morning, I would recommend visiting the imperial treasury first (it is quite close by and there are no queues at 9 am.
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