Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft), Vienna

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Stand close enough to touch the remains of Austrian royalty at Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)--the final resting place of Habsburgs. The burial chamber beneath the Capuchin church and monastery has been the place of entombment for this royal family since 1633. It houses the bones of 145 Habsburgs, including 12 emperors and 18 empresses. Walk down the well-lit and airy chambers with bare walls. See how 107 metal sarcophagi range in style from puritan plain to exuberant Rococo. Enter the Maria-Theresia-Gruft--a domed chamber dominated by a huge, elaborate sarcophagus for the empress and her husband. Note how the plain coffin of Emperor Joseph II stands in remarkable contrast to that of his parents. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vienna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • slightly creepy to see, but as it is it is, also Emperor die all emperors and their closest family members here in death combined/gathered. Worth a visit!
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  • The final resting place of the Hapsburg family, who ruled much of Europe until the Great War. Dozens of caskets across 6 rooms, including notable inhabitants such us Marie Theresa, Franz Josef, Empres...  more »
  • The deceased from the House of Habsburg are buried in the crypt. Interesting, how in the course of history the shapes and the design of the sarcophagi has changed.
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