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Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)

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Address: Tegetthoffstrasse 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Very interesting, but would only visit after having visited the major palaces, museums and churches. Only takes half an hour and very conveniently located.

Reviewed March 19, 2017
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Oregon
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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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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, but would only visit after having visited the major palaces, museums and churches. Only takes half an hour and very conveniently located.

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

This is a set of crypts with various sarcophagi containing remnants of the Habsburgs. It doesn't take too long to visit but, even though some sarcophagi are indeed quite spectacular, the entire experience is rather boring and not quite informative for a foreigner without a massive interest in the history of Habsburgs, as there is almost none information in English.... More 

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Reviewed February 1, 2017

A must see but doesn't require a lof time. A short walk from the Hofburg this where the most prominent Habsburgs are enterred. Very elaborate sarcoforgi. Center piece and my interest was the resting place of Empress Elisabeth. To me a most fascinating and emancipated woman. She rsts beside her husband Emperor Franz Josef and near her son, Cormnw Prince... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

It could be a little strange for some people, but it is interesting to see. Only criticism is for name's plates in front of coffins which are they only on German language.

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

I thought it was pretty cool seeing the ornate coffins and the progression in design over the centuries.

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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Well, it could be a little strange for some people, but it is interesting. Just go an see it, you wont regret.

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Reviewed January 9, 2017

A well appointed crypt which is a great place to visit if you are into history and the Austro-Hungarian royal family.

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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

It was very awesome to see all of the tombs. Some of them were extremely intricate. Don't buy a map the place is very small, I made that mistake. Overall very cool. The only issue was there was no English so we breezed right through and really only spent about 15 minutes down there, without being able to really learn... More 

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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Worthwhile and open late. During your visit to Wein you learned all about the royals. This is your opportunity to visit their remains. Worth a 1/2 to 1 hour visit. Interesting to see the varying sizes of the coffins.

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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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