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"The Kaisergruft." Kaisergruft - Imperial Crypt Tip by margaretvn

Kaisergruft - Imperial Crypt, Vienna: 27 reviews and 74 photos

Under the Kapuzinerkirche are the vaults of the Kaisergruft. This is the imperial crypt, which was founded in 1619 by the Emperor Matthias. The remains of 138 Habsburgs lie here, they include of course Marie Theresa and her husband Franz Stephan. The tomb of Franz Joseph is flanked by the tomb of his assassinated wife Elizabeth (Sissi) and their son Rudolf who committed suicide. The last reigning Habsburg Empress (Zita) died in 1989 and was placed there. Photos are of course not allowed and it is pretty eerie to walk around the crypt but it is interesting and there is so much history there. Wear a jacket or cardigan because it is cold down there!
Open daily 9.30 – 4.00

Address: Tegetthoffstrasse 2
Directions: short walk from Stephansplatz
Phone: +43 1 512685316

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2005
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