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“Loud cleaning and maintenance work detract from the atmosphere”

Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)
Ranked #40 of 708 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you visit the crypt, as I did, having no special knowledge about all the by-now-skeletal royal corpses stored there, you're going to have a bad time. Each casket is sealed and ornate and has a small plaque stating the name and the years, but all details are in German. I literally zoomed through the place in 15 minutes. How many photographs are you expected to take of lead caskets, anyway? The gift shop has been shut down too. At least you can use the toilets for free here.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Interesting five to ten minute walk around if you could find it, elaborate coffins containing most of some extremely significant Hapsburgs.
BUT if you are with a guide (ours was Petr originally a Berliner booked through Wolfgang at the Sacher) it can become an educational history tour de force. We spent well over an hour and a half learning of who was who and did what with whom and where, forming Europe, Austria and Vienna along the way!
Still run by the 'robed' monks.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

A small crypt where some of Vienna's famous historical figures are buried. The level of detail on these coffins is absolutely amazing and must be seen. Very different to the simple catacombs of St Stephens church! The entire crypt can be seen in around 20 minutes and entry is 5 euros. There are no photography restrictions.

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Two ways of appreciating this place - 1st as a non German speaker (the ID/information labels are all in German) or a not 'into' history person, just go and respect the place and the people, but buy a map from the desk as it helps to get your brain around who is who - but don't forget it is a cemetery! The 2nd approach is to buy The Imperial Vaults book in your language from the desk and visit after you've read the book. It's very interesting and you can appreciate the people in both life and death. Their personalities seem to be reflected in their sarcophagi designs. The book also contains the vault map.

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Entrance fee is 5 Euros a person and opens from 1000hrs to 1700hrs

This is actually a crypt containing the remains of the Hapsburg and it is lined with coffins. Hence, you will see the carvings of the coffins and can be an eerie experience. Do remember to show due respect as this is an cemetery. A 15 minute visit will suffice

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