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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) by using our Vienna trip itinerary planner.
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  • The heart of the monarchy is in the crypt of the Capuchins. We see the coffins/tombs of most of the Habsburgs, whose Sissi. The place ready for contemplation. Some coffins are a very sober and others (such as Maria Theresa of Austria) of beauty and exceptional size; It feels small next. For history lovers, must-see.
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  • Worth a short visit, the ticket price a little expensive (5 €), interesting perspective. time visit approximately 30 '
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  • Really very impressive concentration of tombs. Too bad there is no translation for the panels. A visit to do
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