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.
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.