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Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)

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Address: Tegetthoffstrasse 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Intriguing if interested in history

It is a very different way of burial/not-burial. Some caskets are more sophisticated while others can be quite plain. The most fabulously decorated one is the one for Maria... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very different way of burial/not-burial. Some caskets are more sophisticated while others can be quite plain. The most fabulously decorated one is the one for Maria Theressia and her husband. Except for the most obvious figures, the scenes engraved on the side are also very impressive. Her son's casket is right in front of it, but very... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and mystic place to see. Habsbourg history. Just near albertina museum and state opera house

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must visit in Vienna an incredible crypt with a 145 members of the Hapsburg Royal family interred in their royal caskets. Eerie, mysterious, strange and marvellous

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just along the road from the Albertina museum, sits a rather less than ordinary church. It’s a little plain in decoration but don’t let this fool you, for beyond the facade, and below that chambers you’ll find some of the most spectacular centuries old sarcophagi, the resting places of emperors and empresses, guarded and maintained by the Capuchin friars.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Habsburgs knew how to live and they also knew how to bury their dead in high decor and high art. It's important to know that you are in a real burial chamber, not a carnival show. Tours are conducted with reverence and are available in English at certain times, or German most of the time. There are some breath-taking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the famous Kartnerstrasse, the crypt of the Capuchin church is essentially an underground cemetery containing the tombs of the Hapsburg family, both well known and not so well known. There is a huge and magnificent tomb of Empress Maria Teresa, probably the best known figure in the Imperial history, and amongst the others the tomb of Maximilian, brother... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through this crypt is like walking through the history (and art history) of Europe. This is a must see in Vienna - so many people don't know about it and that's a shame.

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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a moving and spiritual experience. It is not appropriate to visit if expecting any interaction or entertainment - it is a solemn, dignified reminder of what was one of the most powerful and diverse empires on earth. A particularly poignant feature is the absence of Blesséd Karl of Austria's tomb (he is interred on Madeira). It is an... More 

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Malmsbury, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basically an underground room full of fabulously ornate coffins. Interesting from a historical perspective, but definitely not a must see.

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

The monarchy has ended and is encased in bronze coffins - as organized as the rest of Vienna. It is a dark, quiet space, an underground crypt. Many of the coffins are covered with bronze skulls (many with teeth missing - not sure of the significance as it seems intentional). It's a little "dark" in here, not anything like the... More 

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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.
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