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Home of the Habsburgs, the capital of classical music, and the multicultural melting pot of Mitteleuropa, Vienna is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. Its slow-paced life, architectural variety, and intensely seasonal cultural and gastronomic pleasures make Vienna an ideal destination for visitors. Get ready for balmy summer evenings at wine taverns, mugs of mulled wine at Christmas markets, and strolls through historic streets.

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Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)

Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)

Famous A resting place for members of the Habsburg dynasty

A resting place for members of the Habsburg dynasty Editors' Note

Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) or Imperial Crypt, lies below the Capuchin’s church and monastery on Neue Markt square. Over 143 members of the Habsburg royalty are entombed here. There are urns of cremated remains for some. This is one of the most popular tourist sites in Vienna.

Remains have been added to the Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) as recently as 2008. There are 104 metal sarcophagi to be seen as well as urns containing either just the hearts, or most often, the cremated remains of emperors and empresses. These urns vary in style from plain to ornate rococo style. Capuchin friars serve as guardians and caretakers of the crypt.

Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)
Tegetthoffstrasse 2, 1010 Vienna
512 6853-16
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