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Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II

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Simple but pretty

Definitely mausoleum looks much more prestigious from outside than inside, but I still find it... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Vienna, Austria
beautiful on the outside

great architecture but boring inside. don't waste your time or money going in. just admire it from... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The burial-place of Emperor Ferdinand II is a combination of mausoleum (the cupola at the right side) and a church named Katharinenkirche. Wery beautiful. It is monumental sacral and representative building from the 17th century. The mausoleum is the impressive tomb of Emperor Ferdinand II...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 1 week ago

From outside it is not so bad, but inside it is nothing. Most probably for historiciens and for Austrians is interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Definitely mausoleum looks much more prestigious from outside than inside, but I still find it worth visiting. Simple white walls allow to pay a special attention to the beautiful baroque parts of interior - especially amazing ceiling's paintings. I also loved the idea of putting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GabiZ111
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

It is actually a small church as well as a mausoleum. The church has 2 impressive altars. Then you go down into the crypt. It does not take a long time but is well worth a visit. Do not forget to go up in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Setteren
Reviewed August 28, 2018

great architecture but boring inside. don't waste your time or money going in. just admire it from outside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed October 1, 2017

This is an amazing baroque chapel which is beautiful. The tombs are on the lower floor. While we visited a film crew were there making a film about the Counter Reformation. We climbed up the tower and got wonderful views of the city and the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed September 27, 2017

I was surprised at the number of 4 and 5 Point reviews and decided to look myself. Alas, the style is to be seen in dozens of buildings in Graz alone. The fact that an Emperor is buried there does not make in more interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed August 31, 2017

If you were expecting to see a sarcophagus with a figure of Emperor Ferdinand II on top, you will be sadly disappointed. His tomb and that of his first wife are marked only by stone plaques. There is a sarcophagus in the mausoleum, built for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank manumum
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

6€/person without any kind of information or explanation. The personal was not too kind. From the top of the tower you can't see the city as I expected. The view is worse than from the hill.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DavidSacristan
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I came here because I'd been to the imperial mausoleum in Vienna last year and wanted to complete the set of Austrian royal tombs. The mausoleum is surprisingly large for just one Emperor, with plenty of ornate shrines upstairs and the tomb downstairs. You can...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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