The Residenz’s palace treasury rivals its counterparts in Dresden and Vienna and is one of the most important treasuries in Europe. Arranged chronologically, the first three rooms feature rare and priceless pieces, including an English queen’s crown. Cast in Paris around 1375 and bequeathed to the Wittelbachs when Blanche of England married into the family, this is the oldest English crown in existence (since when Oliver Cromwell had most of the other English crown jewels melted down in 1649). The equally impressive 16th-century Renaissance statue of St. George Slaying the Dragon was likely given as a gift for Wilhelm V, whose face looked a lot like the knight's.