How to get to the Imperial Treasury Museum?
The entrance to the Treasury Museum can be found in Vienna First District "Inner Town", within the Hofburg, more precisely in the South Eastern parts of the Schweizer Hof ("Swiss Courtyard"), directly underneath the Hofburg Chapel.
The Schweizer Hof is situated within the Hofburg Palace between the Inner Courtyard (Innerer Burghof) in the North West and the Josefsplatz in the South East. From the Inner Courtyard, it can be entered through the Swiss Gate (Schweizer Tor). When arriving at the Josefsplatz you can choose another itinerary through a relatively hidden throughway in the North Western angle of the courtyard, between the headquarters of the Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) and the Redoutensaele (Redoute Ballrooms), which have been reconstructed after the great fire in 1992.
How to walk to the Imperial Treasury Museum?
Let's assume, you want to walk from St. Stephan's Cathedral (Wiener Stephansdom) to the Treasury Museum: you have to follow the Graben. You pass the Plague Column (Pestsäule) and arrive at the crossroads with the Kohlmarkt to the left. If you walk down the Kohlmarkt, you pass the Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel (Imperial and Royal Court Confectionary Bakery, the "Demel"), and go straight on until you arrive at the Michaelerplatz. You cross the Michaelerplatz and enter the Hofburg Palace. You walk underneath the Michaelerkuppel (St. Michael's cupola), pass the entrance to the Spanischen Hofreitschule (Spanish Riding School) as well as the Kaiserappartements (Imperial Appartments) and arrive at the Innerer Burghof (Inner Courtyard). On your left, you can see the Schweizer Tor (Swiss Gate), an eye-catching gate in rad and black colours. You turn left and walk through the Schweizer Tor into den Schweizer Hof (Swiss Courtyard). On your right, you can see Botschafterstiege (Ambassadors Staircase), and at the far end of the courtyard, you can see another staircase, which leads to the Hofburgkapelle (Imperial Court Chapel). Underneath this staircase, you will find the entrance to the Wiener Schatzkammer (Vienna Imperial Treasury Museum): you have reached your destination!
If you need a more detailed itinerary description or if you want to walk to the Treasury Museum from another starting point, we cordially invite you to see the surroundings of the Vienna Treasury Museum on Google Maps and to have your personal itinerary calculated. We have included a surrounding map of the Vienna Hofburg Palace to help you find your way tot he Imperial Treasury Museum. We want to inform you that the Wiener Schatzkammer (Vienna Imperial Treasury Museum) is not correctly/precisely/clearly indicated on Google Maps - so please consult the map of the city of Vienna on top of this page!
How to get to the Imperial Treasury Museum by public transport?
If you want to take public trasnpoart to the Schatzkammer Museum (Treasury Museum) in der Wiener Hofburg, you have several options:
- Vienna underground line U3:: Take the underground Line U3 until station "Herrengasse". Take the exit "Herrengasse", two escalators take you to the crossroads Wallnerstraße / Haarhof. Turn around by 180 degrees and walk for approximately 20 meters to reach Herrengasse. Now you turn left and follow Herrengasse, pass Café Griensteidl, until you arrive at Michaelerplatz. You walk underneath the Michaelerkuppel (St. Michael's cupola), pass the entrance to the Spanischen Hofreitschule (Spanish Riding School) as well as the Kaiserappartements (Imperial Appartments) and arrive at the Innerer Burghof (Inner Courtyard). On your left, you can see the Schweizer Tor (Swiss Gate), an eye-catching gate in red and black colours. You turn left and walk through the Schweizer Tor into den Schweizer Hof (Swiss Courtyard). You will see the entrance to the Imperial Treasury Museum just in front of you. You have reached your destination!
- Access by tramway: Take one of the trams Nr 1, 2 or D to the stop "Burgring" and leave the train. Now you are at the Ringstraße, between the Kunsthistorische Museum in the West and the Neue Burg in the East. You can recognize the Kunsthistorische Museum by the almost identical opposite building in the North West, the Naturhisorische Museum (also sometimes referred to as Museum of Natural History of Vienna) and by its dome (as opposed to the Neue Burg Palace). Follow the Ring to the North West (with the Kunsthistorisches Museum to your left and the Neue Burg to your right!). On your right hand side you will see the Heldentor, an isolated gate with five doors or pathways. Walk through it and you will arrive at Heldenplatz. Enjoy the magnificent view to the Burgtheater, Rathaus (City hall), Parlament und Hofburg, and then go straight ahead. After crossing a shopping arcade, you will reach the Inner Courtyard (Innerer Burghof). On your right there is the rad and black Schweizer Tor. Walk through it and look straight ahead: you will see the entrance to the Imperial Treasury Museum (Wiener Schatzkammer). You have reached your destination!
Why not choose an alternative way of travelling? You may also book a Fiaker horse-drawn carriage to go to the Imperial Treasury Museum in the Hofburg palace and feel like Empress Sissi when listening to the clack clack of the horse shoes while passing the Imperial Appartments next to St. Michael's Gate.
In addition to these itineraries, there is many more possibilities to reach the imperial Treasury Museum by public means of transport: e.g. from the Opera via Albertinaplatz and Augustinerstraße, then across the Josefsplatz, underneath the Redoute Hall into the Kapellenhof and finally into the Schweizer Hof. We regret that we cannot describe you all ways imaginable to the Treasury.
We hope that our information was useful for you and we are happy if we could help you to find the Wiener Schatzkammer museum. Feedback, suggestions and criticism concerning our way description are highly appreciated!
Valid as of January 1st 2010. We do not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of this information, as the Wiener Linien (Vienna public transport company) is free to change the names of lines or stops. For timely accurate information about the way to the Treasury, please dial +43 1 966 02 61 or write an e-mail to .