Vienna Day 5: Hundertwasserhaus, Danube Tower, Augustine Church, Imperial Crypt & The Hofburg Palace

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Quite a busy day today in Vienna! In the morning we went to the Hundertwasserhaus, which I liked but didn’t take too many pictures of. Afterwards, we went to the Danube Tower for a cup of coffee and to see the views of course.

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During the afternoon we were free to do what we wanted, so I walked towards the Kaisergruft or the Imperial Crypt. It’s a bit of a walk from the Hofburg and there are hardly any signs. Makes it very difficult to find! Luckily the inside quite made up for that!

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Emperor Matthias and Empress Anna of Tyrol

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Anne of Tyrol

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Empress Eleonor (Gonzaga)

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Empress Maria Leopoldina (of Tyrol)

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Empress Maria Anna (of Spain)

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Empress Eleanora Magdalene (of Pfalz-Neuburg)

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Emperor Leopold I

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Maria-Elisabeth, daughter of Emperor Leopold I and Eleonora Magdalena

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Maria Anna, sister of Empress Maria Theresa

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In the front Emperor Joseph II and behind him the combined tomb of Maria Theresa and Francis Stephen.

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The tiny coffin of Christina of Saxony-Teschen

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Emperor Franz II

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Emperor Maximillian I of Mexico, Franz Joseph I’s brother

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Margarethe Karoline of Saxony

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Karl Ludwig, brother of Franz Joseph I

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Maria Annunziata of Bourbon-Sicily

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Maria Josepha Luise of Saxony

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Memorial to Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, Countess of Hohenberg who are buried at Artstetten.

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Back view of the tombs of Elisabeth, Franz Joseph and Rudolf

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Front view

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Zita of Bourbon-Parma

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Crown Prince Otto

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Regina of Saxe-Meiningen

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Empress Maria Ludovika (Louise) of France

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Henriette of Naussau-Weiburg

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The one on the bottom left is Franz Joseph’s and Elisabeth’s daughter

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Mathilde of Austria-Teschen

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After the Imperial Crypt, I visited the Augustinerkirche (no entrance fee). This was used by the Habsburgers as their private church and it was the site of many weddings.

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It’s quite a small church and it also contains the Hearts Crypt (in the front to the right), which contains the urns with the hearts of many Habsburgers.

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Right around the corner is the Sisi Museum. It’s currently undergoing a bit of construction so the ticket shop was a barrack.

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Above in this building were the apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph.

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And in this building were Empress Elisabeth’s apartments. Unfortunately, you weren’t allowed to take pictures inside so I have none.

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And while walking back I took a picture of this statue of Maria Theresa standing in between the Science and Art History Museums overlooking the Hofburg Palace.

I highly recommend going to the Imperial Crypt and the Sisi Museum. The Imperial Crypt is not expensive at all (€5,50 for 1 adult) and the coffins are simply amazing. The Sisi Museum (included in the ticket are the Silver Collection and The Imperial Apartments) is very interesting. It’s well made, though a bit cramped in some places. I loved seeing things like the file that was used in the assassination.



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2 Comments

  1. Hallo Mo,
    Ik ben vier keer in Wenen geweest en met mijn Habsburgpassie dus ook vier keer in de Kaisergruft. Daardoor kwam ik ook via, via, via een post met jouw site op facebook, op jouw site. Geweldig leuk. Welgemeende complimenten. Ik ga ‘m de komende tijd, als ik tijd heb, eens even lekker bekijken. Inmiddels heb ik al het één en ander gezien: echt genieten van jouw berichten over Habsburgers, het Engelse koningshuis en de Russische tsaren.
    Jouw facebookpagina is ook leuk.
    Binnenkort zal ik je ook even linken op mijn blogs.
    Groetjes, Ineke

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