Rick Steves Tour: Hofburg Treasury, Vienna


By Rick Steves

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Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves’ Tour: Hofburg Treasury, Vienna—for less than the price of a cappuccino—Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Hofburg Treasury, including when to go, how much it costs, and what's worth your time once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the royal rooms along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves’ Tour: Hofburg Treasury, Vienna is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone.

Rick Steves' Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.


Hofburg Treasury Tour



Map: Hofburg Treasury Tour

1 Crown of Rudolf II

2 Coronation Vestments & Regalia

3 Cradle of the King of Rome

4 Gold Basin & Pitcher

5 Jewels

6 "Unicorn" Horn

7 Religious Objects

8 Coronation Mantle

9 Crown of the Holy Roman Emperor

10 Josef II Painting

The Hofburg Palace’s “Treasure Room” contains the best jewels on the Continent—and that’s saying something. Slip through the vault doors and reflect on the glitter of 21 rooms filled with secular and religious ornaments: scepters, swords, crowns, orbs, weighty robes, double-headed eagles, gowns, gem-studded bangles, and a unicorn horn.

There are plenty of beautiful objects here—I’ve highlighted those that have the most history behind them. But you could spend days in here marveling at the riches of the bygone empire.

Use this chapter to get the lay of the land, but rent the excellent audio­guide to really delve into this dazzling collection.


Cost: €12, €20 combo-ticket with Kunsthistorisches Museum and New Palace museums.

Hours: Wed-Mon 9:00-17:30, closed Tue, last entry 30 minutes before closing.

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On Sale
Sep 13, 2016
Page Count
15 pages
Rick Steves

Rick Steves

About the Author

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.  He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at http://www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

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