Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, Hofburg, Wien, Österreich
Wednesday - Monday: 9am - 5:30pm
Dogs allowed? No
© Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien
See the actual crown of the Holy Roman Emperor
Inspect the only unicorn horn in the world (!)
Visit 21 rooms full of 800 years of collected royal treasures
In the oldest part of the Hofburg Imperial Palace sits a treasure trove of jewels and riches. 21 rooms full of jewelry, weapons, gems, garments, and other symbols of wealth and prestige, collected over 800 years by the Habsburgs, this is quite possibly the most important reasury in the world.
Not only stunning to look at, these objects are historically significant - including the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire.
Throughout its 21 rooms, at every turn there is something beautiful, shiny and historically important. The rare treasures were assembled by the Imperial House of Habsburg over the course of centuries, and includes crowns, necklaces, sceptres, orbs, robes, swords, and even a unicorn horn. (Not to call the Habsburgs liars, but this last piece may in fact be the tusk of a narwhal).
For luxury lovers, history buffs, and those who like shiny things, this is a perfect Viennese diversion.