Capuchins’ Crypt

Faith - Power - Evanescence

The remains of the rulers of the dynasty, in whose realm the sun did not set, rest just below the humble church and monastery of the Order of the Capuchin Friars. A tour through the Capuchins' Crypt takes you through 400 years of Austrian and European history, from the Thirty Years War to revolutions and the first ideas for a united Europe.

The greatest artists of their time designed the rooms, symbols of power on the sarcophagi testify to the imperial claim of the dynasty. Signs of transience and faith reflect personal trust in God and humility before the Creator. Ultimately, however, touch the human destinies behind the dignitarys, the triumphs and defeats. Today the mortal remains of 150 personalities rest in the Capuchins' Crypt.