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Capuchin Crypt (Imperial Crypt)

150 Habsburgs, including 12 emperors as well as 19 empresses and queens, have their final resting place here. The magnificent double sarcophagus of Maria Theresia and her husband, Emperor Franz I. Stephan von Lothringen, is a work by Balthasar Ferdinand Moll.

In strong contrast to this is the plain sarcophagus of her son Joseph II. The last emperor to be buried here was Franz Joseph I. (1916). The sarcophaguses of Empress Elisabeth and Crown Prince Rudolf are situated in the crypt, which is looked after by Capuchin monks. The hearts of the Habsburgs were buried in the Heart Crypt of the Church of the Augustinian Friars from 1654 to 1878.

Funerals were still being held in the Imperial Crypt until 2023: Zita, the last Austrian empress, was buried here in 1989. On July 16, 2011, her eldest son, the former crown prince and European politician Otto Habsburg, was laid to rest here together with his wife Regina. The last interment took place in the fall of 2023: Yolande de Ligne, wife of the Emperor’s son Carl Ludwig, who died in 2007, was the last representative of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine to be buried in the Capuchin Crypt. There is no more space available.

Information about tickets and guided tours of the Capuchin Crypt

Capuchin Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) Imperial Crypt

Tegetthoffstraße 2
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -18%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 8,50 €
      reduced ticket price: 7 €

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • 1 and 2 November: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm, 24 and 31 December: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.

  • Guided tours

    • Wednesday - Saturday

      • 2 pm (German)
      • 3.30 pm (English)
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors 142 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps, except 3 steps to the tomb of emperor Franz Joseph and to the burial vault chapel.

      The touching of objects is not permitted due to reasons of preservation.

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