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Kapuziner Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)

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Address: Tegetthoffstrasse 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Imperial Crypt of the Habsburg

A must see but doesn't require a lof time. A short walk from the Hofburg this where the most prominent Habsburgs are enterred. Very elaborate sarcoforgi. Center piece and my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a set of crypts with various sarcophagi containing remnants of the Habsburgs. It doesn't take too long to visit but, even though some sarcophagi are indeed quite spectacular, the entire experience is rather boring and not quite informative for a foreigner without a massive interest in the history of Habsburgs, as there is almost none information in English.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see but doesn't require a lof time. A short walk from the Hofburg this where the most prominent Habsburgs are enterred. Very elaborate sarcoforgi. Center piece and my interest was the resting place of Empress Elisabeth. To me a most fascinating and emancipated woman. She rsts beside her husband Emperor Franz Josef and near her son, Cormnw Prince... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It could be a little strange for some people, but it is interesting to see. Only criticism is for name's plates in front of coffins which are they only on German language.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I thought it was pretty cool seeing the ornate coffins and the progression in design over the centuries.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Well, it could be a little strange for some people, but it is interesting. Just go an see it, you wont regret.

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A well appointed crypt which is a great place to visit if you are into history and the Austro-Hungarian royal family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It was very awesome to see all of the tombs. Some of them were extremely intricate. Don't buy a map the place is very small, I made that mistake. Overall very cool. The only issue was there was no English so we breezed right through and really only spent about 15 minutes down there, without being able to really learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Worthwhile and open late. During your visit to Wein you learned all about the royals. This is your opportunity to visit their remains. Worth a 1/2 to 1 hour visit. Interesting to see the varying sizes of the coffins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beautifully renovated and well worth a visit if you are interested in Austrian history. Some quite spectacular tombs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This family burial crypt for the Hapsburgs puts the whole family tree in perspective - most recent burial was 2011. Some tombs are more elaborate than others; many have fresh flowers and wreaths.

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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 Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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