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Treasury of the Hofburg Palace

Viennese imperial treasury, located in the Hofburg Palace, holds priceless historical relics of the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian empires
Viennese imperial treasury, located in the Hofburg Palace, holds priceless historical relics of the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian empires

Treasury of the Hofburg Palace
Viennese imperial treasury, located in the Hofburg Palace, holds priceless historical relics of the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian empires. It is descended from the medieval treasuries ancestral Habsburg dynasty, and contains one of the most significant international collections. Hofburg Palace was the winter residence of the Austrian Hapsburgs and the main seat of the imperial court in Vienna. A huge collection of relics in the reign of the Habsburg dynasty served as proof of “divine” power of rulers. In those days, it was a treasure trove of personal property of the monarch. Now it is the residence of the President of Austria.

The imperial crown of Rudolf II, later Crown of the Austrian Empire. The beginning of the seventeenth century. Gold, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, spinel, pearls, velvet
The imperial crown of Rudolf II, later Crown of the Austrian Empire. The beginning of the seventeenth century. Gold, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, spinel, pearls, velvet

Vienna treasury is part of the collection of the Habsburgs, it includes objects that have the highest dynastic and religious significance. The treasure is divided into two parts – the religious and the secular. Treasury funds included in the Museum of Fine Arts and located in the Hofburg on the spot where once stood the church of which remained unused at present wrought iron entrance door with a monogram of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI.

The 21 indoor displays include secular and ecclesiastical objects, jewelry and souvenirs, previously found in the property of the Habsburgs. In the Secular treasure are the jewels of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, X / XI centuries. – Imperial kleinods and so-called Burgundian relics from regalia of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The imperial treasury stores kleinods: The imperial crown, Imperial Sword, Imperial scepter, imperial power, The Spear of Destiny, and the Imperial cross.

Treasury of the Hofburg Palace

The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Detail of gold bouquet of roses. The Imperial Treasury
The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
The Treasury of the Hofburg Palace
The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Vase of gold. The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace
The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Statuette made entirely of gold. The Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Closeup. The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Elegant golden jugю The Imperial Treasury
The mantle of Emperor Franz I Stephen. The second quarter of the eighteenth century
The mantle of Emperor Franz I Stephen. The second quarter of the eighteenth century
This is the Order acquired by the protagonist of the novel 'The Golden Calf', a great strategist, son of a Turkish citizen Bender at the end of the work.
This is the Order acquired by the protagonist of the novel ‘The Golden Calf’, a great strategist, son of a Turkish citizen Bender at the end of the work.
Treasury of the Hofburg Palace
A set of gold keys. Treasury of the Hofburg Palace
Treasury of the Hofburg Palace behind the safe door
Hofburg Palace treasury behind the safe door
Treasury of the Hofburg Palace, building
The building of the Hofburg Palace
Treasury of the Hofburg Palace
Exposition inside the Hofburg Palace
A copy of the portrait of Charlemagne in the imperial crown (Albrecht Durer, the original is located in the German National Museum in Nuremberg)
A copy of the portrait of Charlemagne in the imperial crown (Albrecht Durer, the original is located in the German National Museum in Nuremberg)
A fragment of the crown of the Hungarian nobleman Istvan Bocskai
A fragment of the crown of the Hungarian nobleman Istvan Bocskai
And this knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, founded by Philip III the Good, duke of Burgundy, in 1430. One of the oldest and most prestigious awards in Europe
And this knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, founded by Philip III the Good, duke of Burgundy, in 1430. One of the oldest and most prestigious awards in Europe
Cradle of Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte (King of Rome, Napoleon II), son of Napoleon Bonaparte
Cradle of Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte (King of Rome, Napoleon II), son of Napoleon Bonaparte
Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (as the crown of Charlemagne) made in the second half of the tenth century. It was worn by all the emperors until the seventeenth century.
Precious Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (as the crown of Charlemagne) made in the second half of the tenth century. Worn by all the emperors until the seventeenth century.
Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (as the crown of Charlemagne) made in the second half of the tenth century. It was worn by all the emperors until the seventeenth century.
Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (as the crown of Charlemagne) made in the second half of the tenth century. Worn by all the emperors until the seventeenth century.

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