About the Burial Place of the Austrian EmperorsYou can not talk about the Imperial Crypt and who is buried in it, without first explaining what it is. Well, a crypt is a stone room or space, usually built under the floor of a church or a castle. It is used as a burial site and has coffins, sarcophagi or remains of saints.
What do we mean by the remains? According to the customs of the nobility, the internal organs of those buried here, who were of course the imperial dynasty, were scattered among the various churches in the area. In the crypt, only what remains of the body is buried in the ornate sarcophagi.
The Imperial Crypt is the place where the emperors of the Austro-Hungarian Empire are buried. It is located in the Capuchin Church. The first burial here was that of Anna, who was buried with her husband and cousin in 1633. She opened an entire burial tradition here and since then eight more burial halls have been added, altogether, nine halls. The last burial was in 2011, in which Otto von Habsburg, the son of the last emperor of the dynasty, was buried.
Altogether, there are 12 emperors, 19 empires and 149 princes and princesses of the imperial dynasty of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.