Visit two top exhibitions with one ticket!
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is one of the world’s foremost museums. The magnificent architecture alone offers an inkling of the overwhelming enjoyment of art that awaits the visitor at this Museum on Vienna’s Ringstrasse, originally commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph and officially inaugurated in 1891. Experience at the museum the rich collections of the Habsburgs, a dynasty that ruled in Austria for more than 600 years. The exhibits span five millennia – from ancient Egypt to Greek antiquity to the late 18th century.
Combine this experience with a visit to the magnific Imperial Treasury Vienna at Hofburg Palace. This exposition is divided into two sections. The Secular Treasury offers a unique panorama of over 1000 years of European history. Here you will find the most important collection of medieval royal objects: the insignia and jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, including the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance. Moreover, it houses highlights like the Crown of Emperor Rudolf II (which later on became Crown of the Austrian Empire).
Other highlights include the vestments and other precious items of the Order of the Golden Fleece, the world's largest emeralds, and the agate bowl from Late Antiquity which was thought to be the legendary Holy Grail. The Ecclesiastical Treasury offers a fascinating journey through the history of art, piety and religion. The items tell of the medieval cult of relics, from the Catholicism of the Habsburgs to the era of the Counterreformation, of rulers’ post-baroque piety and Austrian folk religiosity.