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Review of Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)

Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)
Ranked #38 of 556 things to do in Vienna
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“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The final resting place of the royal Hapsburg family. This crypt is very well maintained and organized for there being 145 royal family members buried here. It's interesting to see the personality of each family member through the details put into their coffin. It would have been nice to have a list of the family members in chronological order to help give an idea of the line of succession. Overall, if you enjoy history, make sure to visit the Imperial Crypt (Kaisergruft).

Visited May 2013
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“Habsburgs and Emperors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

JMJ If imperial history is your thing-come down to the crypts. It would help if you knew a few names of the wealthy family and emperors but just from view the caskets, you'll know who was the highest on the social ladder. Except for the simplicity of Emperor Franz Joseph. Compared to the MASSIVE double sarcophagus of Maria Theresia and Emperor, Franz Stephan, which is so beautiful..Interesting detail of how the crypts were filled and maintained and also if Skulls and Crossbones are considered new now, about every casket has very large representations of death. Beautiful in a religious and sacred way even thought slightly scarey! The Church is beautiful also so plan on spending some time to return to a different time and heavenly outlook.

Visited May 2013
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Quebec, Canada
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“Weird as an "attraction"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

A bunch of sarcophagi lined up, and identified. Not too much else by way of education, history, aesthetics, or interest for that matter. My husband wanted to go, but I'm the one writing this, and I thought it had very little to recommend it.

Visited April 2013
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“The Imperial Crypt - Nicely managed crypt where the Royal Hapsburgs are buried”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Kapuziner-Kirche (Capuchin Church) is where you can find the most impressive Kaisergruft (Imperial Crypt) - the resting place of 145 Royal family members. The crypt is open from 10am to 6pm, entrance is 5 Euro per adult and you can enter at the right side of the main entrance to the Capuchin Church, located in Neuer Markt.

This is a worthy attraction for all visitors to Vienna, offering an extensive underground cemetery with many elaborately decorated sarcophagi holding the Habsburg rulers and family.

The underground cemetery grounds are well organised and lit, there is a family tree display at the entrance to help explain what you are about to see and to somewhat assist in orienting you with the family members resting here. Similarly, there are captions next to each coffin and sarcophagus so you can read up on the Royal family member resting within each, as you make your way through the crypt.

Photography is permitted, which is useful as some of the tombs are impressively decorated and worth inspection. While we spent just over an hour within the crypt, those with less time available could hit the highlight tombs and finish their visit in probably no more than 20-30 minutes.

Overall, while not usually a big fan of such attractions, this one is an exception! We'd happily visit Kaisergruft again when returning to Vienna.

Visited March 2013
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“Strange and interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

If you enjoy history you'll enjoy this place. All the austrian monarchs' coffins are here - some very sobre, some extremely elaborant.

Visited March 2013
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