The church is most famous for the Imperial Crypt,
the final resting place for members
of the Habsburg dynasty.
16 July 2011
A Delegation from Bohemia
Terre Libere Toscana
Requiem at St. Stephen's Cathedral
Screen next to the Capuchin Church
It would still be about two hours
until the funeral cortege would reach
the Capuchin Church after the requiem
at St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Imperial Crypt
but usually called
Kapuzinergruft, "Capuchins' Crypt"),
lies below the Capuchin Church and monastery
founded in 1618 and dedicated in 1632.
It is on the Neuer Markt square of the Innere Stadt,
near the imperial Hofburg Palace.
Since 1633 it has been the principal place
of entombment for members of the Habsburg dynasty.
From Wikipedia, for more information click
->The Imperial Crypt
For information about Bohemia click
-> Bohemia and the Habsburg Monarchy
The Tuscany line of the House of Habsburg
Photographed at Neuer Markt
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Images and Text
© by Merisi
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