Take the rare opportunity to visit some very special weapons up close or even hold individual exhibits in one's hands! Dr. Stefan Krause, curator of the Imperial Armoury, gives expert information on the exhibits. This special handing session is only available for participants in the Dreynevent. Limited number of participants!
Book the special handling session!
The Viennese collection numbers among the best of its kind in the world. It is the best-documented collection of court arms and armour in the western world!
Especially for Dreynevent the Imperial Armoury opens its gates for a limited backstage handling session (white gloves on selected exhibits!). Take the rare opportunity to visit some very special weapons up close or even hold individual exhibits in one's hands! Dr. Stefan Krause, curator of the Imperial Armoury, gives expert information on the exhibits.
The number of participants is limited to 15 people on Friday and Saturday. Starting times will be announced soon. The fee for the special tour is 40 Euro. Registration and payment at Dreynevent registration desk.
Important: During the special tour no pictures may be taken.
Visit the regular exhibition!
Even if you do not want to take part in the special tour, you should take time to visit the Imperial Armoury. Unfortunately, we can't provide tickets to the Imperial Armoury anymore. Nevertheless a visit definitely pays off if you are interested in late medieval armor and weapons!
Some highlights are the Armour for a Horseman by Tommaso Missaglia, the Cuirassier Armour by Lorenz Helmschmid for Emperor Maximilian I, the Boy's Folded Skirt Armour by Konrad Seusenhofer for the future Emperor Charles V, as well as the Half-Armour alla Romana by Filippo Negroli and many others. The often magnificent etchings were quite frequently based on designs by such famous artists as Dürer and Holbein.
New: The entrance is now in the "Weltmuseum Wien" (see picture below).