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Neuer Market Square, Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The imperial crypt was possible the highlight of our 10 day vacation. Seeing the final resting place of the Habsburgs, possibly the greatest royal family in history, is awe inspiring. There is a once per day English tour, that is not very convenient. Instead, I...More

Thank Profguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Imperial Crypt of the Hapsburg Empire is an interesting sight when visiting Vienna. Located within the Old Town under The Capuchin Church, the Royal Crypt holds the remains of 143 members of Austrian royalty. 12 Emperors in 18 Empresses are intiered here. Emperor Franz...More

Thank walltim123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We randomly saw this mentioned and decided to pay a visit. It wasn’t very busy and is quite macabre - most of The casks are very ornate and we were really glad we stopped here - very fascinating (I was in Paris the week after...More

Thank KentMadmum
Reviewed 4 May 2018

It was cool to see all of the sarcophagi of famous rulers and the items (presumably left by visitors) honoring them. I found the Mexican flags commemorating Maximilian I particularly ironic, since that's where he was executed, but that's probably due to my lack of...More

Thank openmindedtraveler52
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This crypt is burial place for the Habsburg dynasty. If you are not history buff you might find the lineages frustrating and confusing (too many Marias and Josephs or Frantz’s here), but the sarcophagi are interesting and beautiful. To learn more either read up about...More

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our Gate 1 group learned a lot about the Hapsburgs and their far-reaching dynasty during our two days in Vienna. A remark made by our tour manager about the Hapsburg burial customs intrigued me. The 17th and 18th Century Hapsburgs buried the hearts and organs...More

Thank Marnette S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Ok -- many might see this as a basement full of caskets, but what a basement and what caskets! While we didn't get much out of knowing who was buried there, we thoroughly enjoyed the quasi-creepy atmosphere offset by the grandeur of the crypt. It's...More

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Piece of European history - 12 emperors, 18 empresses, and 113 other members of the Habsburg family are buried in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna, also known in German as Kaisergruft, or Kapuzinergruft, “Capuchins’ Crypt." Crypt holds 105 metal sarcophagi of european ruling family for...More

Thank Tomi V
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The place is located in zip code 1010, as most of the attractions. It is very open, clean and lit, however it lacks descriptions in any other language but german. It is amazing to see the evolution from the founders (Emperor Matthias and wife) that...More

1  Thank peregrino88
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here. The caskets are beautiful in their own macabre way, and it’s exciting to be surrounded by so many historical people. If you don’t know a lot about the background of those interred here, it can be a little confusing...More

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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 centre. The
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