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.
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!
Emperor Matthias and Empress Anna of Tyrol
Anne of Tyrol
Empress Eleonor (Gonzaga)
Empress Maria Leopoldina (of Tyrol)
Empress Maria Anna (of Spain)
Empress Eleanora Magdalene (of Pfalz-Neuburg)
Emperor Leopold I
Maria-Elisabeth, daughter of Emperor Leopold I and Eleonora Magdalena
Maria Anna, sister of Empress Maria Theresa
In the front Emperor Joseph II and behind him the combined tomb of Maria Theresa and Francis Stephen.
The tiny coffin of Christina of Saxony-Teschen
Emperor Franz II
Emperor Maximillian I of Mexico, Franz Joseph I’s brother
Margarethe Karoline of Saxony
Karl Ludwig, brother of Franz Joseph I
Maria Annunziata of Bourbon-Sicily
Maria Josepha Luise of Saxony
Memorial to Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, Countess of Hohenberg who are buried at Artstetten.
Back view of the tombs of Elisabeth, Franz Joseph and Rudolf
Zita of Bourbon-Parma
Crown Prince Otto
Regina of Saxe-Meiningen
Empress Maria Ludovika (Louise) of France
Henriette of Naussau-Weiburg
The one on the bottom left is Franz Joseph’s and Elisabeth’s daughter
Mathilde of Austria-Teschen
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.
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.
Right around the corner is the Sisi Museum. It’s currently undergoing a bit of construction so the ticket shop was a barrack.
Above in this building were the apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph.
And in this building were Empress Elisabeth’s apartments. Unfortunately, you weren’t allowed to take pictures inside so I have none.
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.