Capucin Crypt - Vienna


The Kapuzinergruft, is the Capucin family crypt, and can be found below the Capucin church, the Kapuzinerkirche. It has been the place of the Hapsburg family graves since 1633. 148 Hapsburgs, including 12 Emperors and 19 Empresses and Queens are buried here. By far the most impressive tomb is the double tomb of the Empress Marie-Theresa of Austria and her husband François I which was built in late Baroque style by Balthazar Ferdinand Moll. In great contrast to this, you will find the very simple casket of their son François II of the Holy Empire just next to it. The last Emperor to be interred here was François-Joseph I of Austria in 1916, and the coffins of his wife Sisi and the Archduke Rudolph of Austria can also be found in the crypt. Between 1654 and 1878, the hearts of the Hapsburgs were buried in the Herzgruft, in the Crypt of Hearts in the Augsustinerkirche.

Opening

Open daily 10am-6pm

Prices

2 – 5€


Address : Tegetthoffstraße 2 1010 Vienna Austria

Subway : U Stephansplatz

Bus : Stop: Plankengasse or Albertinaplatz

Phone : +43 15126853

Fax : +43 1512685319

Web : http://www.kaisergruft.at

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