Imperial Crypt
Imperial Crypt
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Stephansplatz • 4 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 4 min walk
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  • NoosaKings
    Noosa, Australia373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Imperial vault dating from 1618
    The Hapsburg Capuchin Crypt is amazing. Located in Vienna under the Neuer Markt, the remains of 12 emperors and 22 empresses and queens from the house of Habsburg and their family members are resting here. I recommend visiting after you've done the other imperial sites because you will know ""who is who".
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • FLnurseER
    Boca Raton, Florida2,809 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much history lies here
    12 emperors and 18 empresses as well as many other members of the Hapsburg family are buried here in impressively ornate coffins and free standing tombs. Every one of them has an interesting history worth looking up and reading. We were able to enter one hour earlier as it was not busy.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Rich B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a look if you have any interest in the Habsburgs - but currently guided tours are only in German
    Perfect one hour tour that tells the history of the Habsburgs as you walk through the crypt. Well organized content that was interesting to those who knew little about the empire as well as those who knew a lot. Current up to new burials just a few months ago. Very clearly delivered - important for me as German is my second language - that was at a pace that was enough to keep everyone’s interest without being too fast. Much, much more interesting than I expected.
    Visited December 2023
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Elizabeth T
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Interesting with the help of Google Translate
    I had already read there was zero info in English so went prepared with Google Translate. That worked a treat and we were able to read everything and get to grips with the dynasty and who was interred there. It was interesting and worth going, but beware the pamphlet really is useless!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 16, 2024
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Grant Yang
Hong Kong, China27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I believe this exhibition is quite unique and informative... Nowadays there is road construction in front of the church but this does not prevent the crypt opening. A quite impressive way to memorize the passed emperor and decoration of coffins is very special art which I never saw in other museums. They are selling guide book in English and guided tour scheduled 3:30 PM but not at weekend. As all the labels of exhibition are in German, we went it quickly with my poor memories of history, and sit and chair of the end and spent 30 minutes going through the guide book. Afterwards the history start clear from the fog and all passed away lords’ life, love and happiness seems appear just around.
Written February 13, 2020
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Brian R
Horsens, Denmark746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Interesting experience to visit the crypt after having seen the church. The remains of the Habsburgs through time have been laid to rest here in various types of sarcophagi from the very simple and sombre to the opulent and extravagant. The different rooms in the crypt each have their signature architecture, which ads to the experience. A little leaflet gives you a hint of who the tenants are, but if you are a bit nerdy, do some googling in advance. That gave me a better chance to navigate in names and lines. The tomb of Sisi is decorated with flowers, postcards, small tokens of affection etc. People are still attached to her and some treat her as a saint. Another member of the family, Emperor Karl I, was indeed beatified by the pope in 2004.
Written October 15, 2021
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TheAlijon
West Sussex220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
No problem if you have mobility problems as there is a lift plus toilets etc. Spent over an hour down here . Such fascinating history due t these very ornate coffins plus making you find out more about some of the occupants . E7.50 entrance fee well worth the money.
Written January 25, 2020
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NoosaKings
Noosa, Australia373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Hapsburg Capuchin Crypt is amazing. Located in Vienna under the Neuer Markt, the remains of 12 emperors and 22 empresses and queens from the house of Habsburg and their family members are resting here. I recommend visiting after you've done the other imperial sites because you will know ""who is who".
Written September 12, 2023
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Rich B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
Perfect one hour tour that tells the history of the Habsburgs as you walk through the crypt. Well organized content that was interesting to those who knew little about the empire as well as those who knew a lot. Current up to new burials just a few months ago. Very clearly delivered - important for me as German is my second language - that was at a pace that was enough to keep everyone’s interest without being too fast. Much, much more interesting than I expected.
Written January 1, 2024
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Alexander Karayannis
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Why would anyone spend an hour underground looking at coffins of dead emperors?...At first glance one might have his doubts about it, but if, with a bit of previous research the visitor knows even a little about the person inside the modestly or richly and elaborately decorated tombs,suddenly it become a very interesting,even fascinating place.Each one with their own life journey and story to tell,that makes being close to their mortal remains interesting and perhaps even a time for a bit of contemplation.Maria Theresia's tomb is one of the most impressive displays,as is of course,the triple imposing final resting place,of emperor Franz Josef,his wife empress Elizabeth,Sissy,next to him and their son and heir Rudolph who died young and under still mysterious circumstances in the Mayerling incident.Not to mention,the rather modest display of the emperor' s brother Maximilian,whose body was rather hastily embalmed and sent back to Vienna,after his execution in Mexico in 1867.A jaunt through the fascinating story of the Habsburg dynasty,one of the oldest and most significant Imperial families of both the European continent,and European history....
Written January 21, 2020
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Marija Zadar
Zadar, Croatia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The most striking thing is that I knew so little about this! Why isn't it talked about more? I found out about it by pure accident. Been to Vienna numerous times, and never knew about this place, although it's only a short walk (5 mins) away from the chatedral of St. Stephen's.
The centerpiece is defitely the dual sarcophagus of Maria Theresia and her husband. Jaw-dropping to look at. This is one of the most important women in history of Europe, period, and this crypt shows it.
Also, my late grandparents were born under Franz Joseph's rule, in 1906 and 1907 in Croatia (Austria-Hungary then), so it was astonishing to see his sarcophagus, too. I strongly recommend visiting this place and thank you to the Capuchins for taking care of it.
Written June 30, 2022
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Palletts2013
Stayton, OR676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This was on our walking tour and it was simply amazing seeing the sarcophaguses of the emperors and empresses of the Hapsburg Dynasty. They were elaborate and enormous. Zoom in on some of the pictures and see the detail. Each one told a story of their lives. Amazing! Burials take place in this crypt to this day.
Written April 18, 2020
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,809 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
12 emperors and 18 empresses as well as many other members of the Hapsburg family are buried here in impressively ornate coffins and free standing tombs. Every one of them has an interesting history worth looking up and reading. We were able to enter one hour earlier as it was not busy.
Written October 8, 2023
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Isaac S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Not often found among Vienna's leading attractions, but we found it fascinating. You can trace the growth of the the Habsburg's power and wealth through the increasing lavishness of the sarcophagi, whitch reaches its peak with the stunning tomb of Maria Teresa. It's also easy to fit into a sightseeing schedule; if you don't feel compelled to pore over every detail, around an hour should suffice
Written January 2, 2023
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Imperial Crypt admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $38.64, while a popular guided tour starts around $101.01 per person.



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