The Imperial Crypt

Updated: Jul 25

The Capuchin Church in Vienna is hosting The Habsburg Dynasty Imperial Crypt since 1633. One hundred fifty family members are buried here, including 12 emperors and 18 empresses.

The house of Habsburg was a central royal house in Europe. The house rules the Holy Roman Empire, and for varying periods, ruled the Kingdoms of Bohemia, England, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Illyria. Ireland, Portugal, and Spain, alongside the Second Mexican Empire and more.

The central axis of the Habsburgs was the ruling the Duchy of Austria and the Kingdoms of Bohemia and Hungary.

Visiting the Crypt takes 30-40 minutes. It's an excellent reminder of the fact that even kings and emperors eventually die.