Vienna, Austria: Hofburg Imperial Treasury

published 6 years ago by Rick Steves

The Hofburg Palace's "Treasure Room" contains the best jewels on the Continent. This clip showcases the Imperial Crown, Imperial Cross, and a unicorn horn. At, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

The Habsburgs ruled as holy Roman emperors but historians joke their domain was neither holy nor Roman they did have some fancy Jules. Uriel treasury shows off the best jewels on the continent visitors reflect on the glitter. The rooms filled with. Paraphernalia. Assigned to help keep. Royal family ruling a good part of your. This 500 year old unicorn horn or perhaps the test in our whale was considered very powerful in the Middle Ages. Possessed by the Hapsburg emperor divine monarch. It gave its owner the grace of god. Something rulers still seek today. The collections highlight is the tenth century crown of the holy Roman Emperor. The symbolism indicates that the emperor was both holy and Roman. June to our trip presents the parade government of ancient Roman emperors. Except ...

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