So, today a friend from Chicago asked me if I was keen to come see the coffins of a few hundred years’ worth of Hapsburgs. I thought that might be cool. And it was. Above you can see a bit of the badass coffin of Maria Theresia and her husband.
We started off on in the 1600s, with a collection of Hapsburgs.
The highlight was most notably the Maria Theresia crypt, where she was buried with her beloved, and most of her 16(!) kids. Productive woman! No wonder she wanted to send them off to school.
This was from the coffin of her father. I accidentally set off the alarm when I leaned in a bit closer to take this photo. Ooops!
Sisi was also found here. So, it was quite interesting, but very little interpretation in English if you go alone without a guide. The freaky thing, only the embalmed bodies were kept here. Their intestines are in the Stephansdom, and their hearts are in the chapel near the Hofburg (somewhere at Michaelerplatz).
Another freaky thing was all the bone relics on display…
The location is on Neuer Markt, close to Kärntnerstrasse.