Kaiserliche Schatzkammer

Kaiserliche Schatzkammer information

Vienna , Austria
01, Schweizerhof
Getting there
Metro: Herrengasse
More information
adult/under 19yr €12/free
Opening hours
9am-5.30pm Wed-Mon
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The Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) contains secular and ecclesiastical treasures of priceless value and splendour – the sheer wealth of this collection of crown jewels is staggering. As you walk through the rooms you see magnificent treasures such as a golden rose, diamond-studded Turkish sabres, a 2680-carat Colombian emerald and, the highlight of the treasury, the imperial crown.

The wood-panelled Sacred Treasury has a collection of rare religious relics, some of which can be taken with a grain of salt: fragments of the True Cross, one of the nails from the Crucifixion, a thorn from Christ’s crown and a piece of tablecloth from the Last Supper. Audio guides in German, English, Italian, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish cost €4 (the shorter highlight audio tour is free) and are very worthwhile. A combined ‘Treasures of the Habsburgs’ ticket, which includes the Kunsthistorisches Museum, costs €20. Allow anything from 30 minutes to two hours for the Schatzkammer.