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Rick Steves Tour: Hofburg Treasury, Vienna
By Rick Steves
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Format:ebook (Digital original) $1.99 $2.99 CAD
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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, Viennafor less than the price of a cappuccinoRick 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 pocketand on your smartphone.
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Hofburg Treasury Tour
THE TOUR BEGINS
Map: Hofburg Treasury Tour
1 Crown of Rudolf II
2 Coronation Vestments & Regalia
3 Cradle of the King of Rome
4 Gold Basin & Pitcher
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.
- On Sale
- Sep 13, 2016
- Page Count
- 15 pages
- Rick Steves