About the Capuchin ChurchThe Capuchin Church, or St. Mary's Church of the Angels, is a modest church located in the southwestern corner of Neuer Markt and near the Hofburg Palace. The very modest facade of this church does not betray the fact that it is the "pantheon" of the Habsburgs. It is associated with the Order of the Capuchins, a Catholic Order of Franciscan Order.
The Capuchin church was built following an investment by the first Empress, who was also buried there. It was Anna, wife of the holy Roman emperor Matthias Habsburg. Following her burial, the burial tradition of the dynasty began. Beyond that, the Order of the Capuchins attracted royalty and nobility from all over the world. So in the underground hall, in this imperial crypt, 145 emperors and members of their Habsburg family are buried, who have been buried here since 1633.
It all began with a chilling practice that was practiced here between the years 1654-1878. During this period, parts were taken from the corpse and buried in different places, and not in one place. For example, the hearts of anyone buried here, were buried in the Church of the Augustinian monks, while their internal organs were buried in St. Stephen's Cathedral.
Look at the coffins. Pay special attention to the decoration of the coffins of the two emperors Maria Theresa and the Emperor Franz I, who were particularly rich. In contrast, the grave of their son, Joseph II, is modest and simple.