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How To Pick A Crown: A Special Tour In The Imperial Treasury

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time-raw2 hours
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Imperial Treasury Vienna

The crowns, scepters, gowns, and flags displayed inside of the glass cases of the Treasury are the witnesses & participants of a few of the most important historical events in Europe. However, they are more than just that. These historical artefacts are the best guide in the world, showcasing how the decorum of power is created (also today), which is the focus of this tour.

What to expect?

  • At the beginning of the tour, I will offer you tests that will demonstrate which subconscious mindset about the image of ‘men of importance’ you have, so that our tour will be more than just a list of interesting facts about kings and heroes for you: it will become an enlightening adventure through our image of how those who rule the world and their own fate should look.

  • We won’t just take a close look at the symbols of the crown of the Austrian Empire and the crib of Napoleon’s son—we will also understand why Nicolas Sarkozy and Dmitry Medvedev during their presidencies ordered their shoes only from Masaltos, and how Burberry came to be the most counterfeited brand in the world.

  • The history of coats of arms, rules of decorum, and traditions will become clearer for you. You will find out where the two-headed eagle ‘flew’ from, why the colors of power haven’t changed for three thousand years now, and why those who bear a crown never leave the palace without headwear.

  • Historical regalia incorporates the values of the society. If the values are changeless, the regalia is where it belongs, for example, St Edward’s Crown sits on the head of Elizabeth II, while the ruby stars crown the Kremlin towers. If those values change, the regalia is sent to museums, such as the Imperial Treasury in Vienna, where they can tell us a lot about both their time and ours.

What is included?

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry/Admission - Imperial Treasury Vienna

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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