[kl-bogel] Treasury of the Hofburg Palace

Vienna Imperial treasure nestled in the Hofburg Palace, holds priceless national and historical relics of the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian empires. It is derived from the ancestral medieval treasuries Habsburg dynasty, and contains one of the most important world collections. In today's entry I will give the reader a look at the crown of the Holy Roman Empire of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and other imperial regalia and jewels.

(22 photos)

1. Hofburg Palace (German: Hofburg) was the winter residence of the Austrian Habsburgs and the main seat of the imperial court in Vienna. Now it is the residence of the President of Austria.

2. In the treasury of the fall through the Swiss Court.

3. Huge collection of relics during the reign of the Habsburg dynasty is proof of "divine" power of the rulers. In those days, the treasury was the personal property of the monarch.

4. Collections are divided into secular and spiritual side, just here about two dozen rooms. Let us proceed directly to the exhibits.


6. Mantle of Emperor Francis I Stephen. Second quarter of the eighteenth century.

7. Mantle of the Austrian Kaiser. Second quarter of the eighteenth century.

8. Cradle of Napoleon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte (King of Rome, Napoleon II), son of Napoleon Bonaparte.

9. A fragment of the crown of the Hungarian nobleman Istvan Bocskai.

10. The crown of the Holy Roman Empire (also crown of Charlemagne) is made in the second half of the tenth century. She wore all the emperors until the early seventeenth century. Octagonal gold crown adorned with 144 precious stones and pearls.


12. A copy of a portrait of Charlemagne to the imperial crown (Albrecht Dürer, the original is located in the German National Museum in Nuremberg)

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

14. Scepter of the crown.

15. And this knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece (German Orden vom Goldenen Vlies), founded by Philip III the Good, Duke of Burgundy, in 1430. One of the oldest and most prestigious awards in Europe.

16. This is the order of purchased protagonist of the novel "The Golden Calf", the smooth, son of a Turkish citizen Ostap Bender in the end product.

17. More pictures of priceless artifacts.







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