Vienne crypte capucins

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We’ll leave by coach with our guides to visit the Imperial Crypt, located beneath the Capuchin Church. Most Habsburgs have been laid to rest here since 1633. The magnificent double sarcophagus of Maria Theresia and her husband, Emperor Franz I, was crafted by Balthasar Ferdinand Moll. The last emperor buried in the royal vault was Franz Joseph I (1916). Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known affectionately as "Sisi," and her son Rudolf are also buried here. This visit will bring you right to the epicenter of the elaborate Austrian Empire and its celebrated history. We’ll then move on to the Prunksaal. This baroque stateroom is part of the Austrian National Library and displays, on two levels, close to 200,000 books, 16,000 of which belong to Eugene of Savoy’s private collection. We’ll return to the ship.

 

Length: approx. 4h