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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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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