The most important treasury in the world is reason indeed to be amazed: Here, in the oldest part of the Imperial Palace (13th century), you find not only the Emperor's Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (around 962) and the Austrian Emperor's Crown (1602), but also the Burgundian Treasure from the fifteenth century and the Treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Fascinating treasures from the possessions of the Habsburgs, among them a "unicorn" almost two and a half metres long, are exhibited here together with the crown of Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612). The orb and scepter, the isignia of the imperial house of Austria, were symbols of might and dignity for centuries. These pieces are set with valuable jewels; they and the intricately worked jewelry are not only witnesses of history, they are also worth a fortune.
Schweizerhoftram D, 1, 2, bus 57A: Burgring
Vienna-card for Euro 11,00 instead of 12,00
Visitors up to 19: free entrance
daily except Tuesday 10.00 am till 6.00 pm