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Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft), Vienna

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I thought it was pretty unique and interesting to see all the different and elaborate coffins. For the price, it was definitely worth the hour it takes to get through it. 
  • The crypt in the Church of the Capuchins is the principal burial place of the Hapsburgs, it in fact kept the sarcophagi and the remains of many of its members belonging to different branches. For history buffs is inevitable, among other there is for example the tomb of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, one of many representatives of the Tuscan branch of Maximilian I (Regent of Trieste and ill-fated Emperor of Mexico), Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sissi) and Francis Joseph, Marie Louise (second wife of Napoleon and later Duchess of Parma), of Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.
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  • Very interesting and unusual site to see. A great deal of history in one place. If you have a few minutes, it only costs 5 euro, and it is worth seeing. 
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