Ornately decorated on its interior, the Capuchine Order has provided an impressive and interesting attraction for sightseers, ... More
Church of St. Mary of the Angels
Ornately decorated on its interior, the Capuchine Order has provided an impressive and interesting attraction for sightseers, but even more fascinating is the crypt located below the church. Here are the vaults of the Kaisergruft, or the imperial crypts, dating back to 1619 and founded by the Catholic Emperor Matthias. Buried here are 138 Habsburg tombs including the infamous Maria Theresa, her husband Franz Stephan, Franz Joseph, and Empress Zita. Although there is no gift/book shop, one can buy informative pamphlets and crypt guides/plans at either the church or at the crypt. The church is open to the public free of charge, however, the Kaisergruft has more limited hours and charges a fee for tours.
Let me be right up front about this. If you are not into Habsburg history, you probably will not find this interesting. But, I would trust that before traveling to this City that one would have done their homework about the many sites to see.
It's quite impressive seeing the sarcophagus' of Kaiser Franz Joseph, His Kaiserina Elizabeth and their only son Crown Prince Rudolph that died in a still unsolved mystery!
If this does not interest you - you will waste your time, when there is so much to see and do in Vienna!!
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