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Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

1. Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

The Vienna PASS is your key to an unforgettable experience in Vienna. You’ll get free access to Vienna’s top sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, the Albertina Museum, and many others. You’ll also enjoy unlimited travel on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses, which are the perfect way to get from one attraction to the next. Combine the features of the Vienna PASS to design your own sightseeing program. The card is accompanied by a high-quality guidebook that features insider tips and detailed city information. The Vienna PASS can be purchased for durations of 1, 2, 3, or 6 consecutive days. Children below the age of 6 get free admission to the all-inclusive offers if accompanied by an adult holding a Vienna PASS. Attractions: • Schönbrunn Palace (including the Maze, Gloriette, and other attractions) • Schönbrunn Zoo • Giant Ferris Wheel • Art History Museum • Albertina Museum & Art Gallery • Museum of Natural History • Danube Tower • Leopold Museum • Imperial Treasury • Spanish Riding School • Hofburg Imperial Palace • Imperial Furniture Collection • Museum of Technology • Bank Austria Kunstforum • Museum of Modern Art (mumok) • Museum of Military History • Madame Tussauds • Upper Belvedere • Lower Belvedere • 21er Haus - Museum of contemporary art • Winter Palace • Imperial Burial Vault • Klosterneuburg Monastery • Liechtenstein Castle • Beethoven Museum • Vienna Ring Tram • Plus more than 30 other sights Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Tours Explore the city with unlimited rides on the convenient hop-on hop-off buses: • 6 hop-on hop-off routes • 50 stops (short intervals) • Free Wi-Fi • Free audio guide in 16 languages • Kids' channel in English and German • Guided walking tour Fast track entry Save valuable time with fast track entry at many sights. The Vienna PASS comes with a guidebook, app, and bonus booklet. The guidebook and app are filled with important information, insider tips, and special offers. Enjoy attractive discounts at exclusive partners with your bonus booklet.

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Vienna: Capuchins Crypt Entrance Ticket

2. Vienna: Capuchins Crypt Entrance Ticket

Discover the Capuchins’s Crypt, also known as Imperial Crypt, in the city center of Vienna, just below the humble church and monastery of the Order of the Capuchin Friars. See where the mortal remains of the Hapsburg emperors, empresses, and family members are laid to rest. Visit the extraordinary vault system still under the custody of the Capuchin Order, and discover the history of the famous Habsburgs family. Multiple extensions and modifications were made in a time span of over four centuries, that extended the crypt. Today, the system consists of a total of ten vaults, which now host the sarcophagi, urns, and funerary monuments of the Habsburgs. Learn also about the designers and creators of the crypt’s rooms. All rooms evoke the dynasty's imperial power and grandeur. To this day, the mortal remains of 150 Habsburg personalities, such as Maria Theresia, Franz Joseph, his beloved wife Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, and their son Rudolph, rest in the Imperial Crypt.

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Vienna: City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Vienna: City Highlights Walking Tour

Learn all about the Austrian capital and discover the stories hidden in its streets. Wander down major thoroughfares and narrow alleys with your guide on an informative walk through the city's past. Hear about the lives of famous figures who shaped the course of Vienna's history. See the influence of the Habsburgs in the form of grand buildings and residences. Admire the intricate architecture of Vienna's churches and note the details of their unique architecture. Pass by some of the oldest structures in the city.

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Vienna: Empress Sisi Walking Tour & Imperial Apartments

4. Vienna: Empress Sisi Walking Tour & Imperial Apartments

Learn about the life of Empress Elisabeth (commonly known as Sisi), of Austria-Hungary on a guided walking tour of Vienna. Meet your guide at the Albertina and make your way straight to the Hofburg, where you will explore the former Imperial Apartments. Discover more about the daily life of the Empress. Then, visit the Augustinian Church where the Bavarian princess married Emperor Franz Josef in 1854. Afterwards, pay a visit to her favourite confectioner, her favourite jeweller, as well as other shops where Sisi liked to indulge in some retail therapy. Hear anecdotes and curiosities about the life of the famous empress and be amazed by her complex character and personality. Finally, you have the option of booking an additional visit to the Imperial Crypt. Located beneath the Capuchin Church see Sisi's final resting place as well as the burial sites of other famous figures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Vienna: Private Walking Tour

5. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

Choose a tour of Vienna with a duration of 1 to 4 hours and learn more about its history, architecture, culture, and people. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and stroll through the narrow streets and magnificent boulevards to famous buildings and monuments with your certified tour guide. You can decide which of Vienna's highlights you want to see. For example, you can visit Michaelerplatz with its Roman and medieval excavations and see the interior of St. Michael’s Church. Admire the treasures of the Hofburg Palace and listen to true stories about Empress Sisi. Stroll across Heldenplatz and hear stories about the Austrian heroes. Listen to stories about Josef II at Josefsplatz and learn more about the National Library, the Spanish Riding School, the Augustinian Church, and the Habsburgs. Walk past the Albertina, home to the largest graphic collection in the world, and see the Monument Against War and Fascism. Find out why the architect of the State Opera committed suicide, where Sachertorte was invented, and which building previously stood on the grounds of Hotel Sacher. At Neuer Markt you can discover the strange Imperial Crypt burial rituals of the Habsburgs and learn where Mozart died. Hear about the importance of the house at Franziskanerplatz and explore Blutgasse to experience how the people of Vienna used to live and how they live today. Listen to the legends of St. Stephan, visit Figlmüller with the famous Wiener Schnitzel, and explore the old university district. Admire the magnificent Baroque church of the Jesuits, discover the city walks, and explore the Greek quarter. Discover Vienna’s oldest church, St. Rupert's Church, and immerse yourself in the eventful history of the Romans and Jews in Vienna. Hear anecdotes about King Richard the Lionheart as you walk past the beautiful Baroque Pestsäule on the Graben before reaching Kohlmarkt with the Demel pastry shop. You can then enjoy a stroll back to the starting point.

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Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

6. Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

Learn all about one of the most beautiful cities in the world on this walking tour in Vienna. The tour starts with Roman Vienna and the question of why a castle was built here. Visit St. Michael's Church, Vienna's third oldest church with a combination of 3 different architectural styles. Learn all about the Hofburg Palace and the significance of the huge grounds covering 555,000 m². You will also discover details about the most important rulers in the city. Be impressed by the size of Heroes' Square and what lies behind the facades. Discover why any trip to Vienna should include a visit to the Imperial Treasury, what there is to see in the city, and things that you probably would have missed without your tour guide. As you walk past the Austrian National Library with its state room, you will find out what the symbol on the roof means and why the square is named after Emperor Joseph II. Visit the church where many Habsburg weddings took place (closed on Sundays and public holidays) and discover why the groom was not even present at some weddings. However, the city's history has also seen some dark times. As you walk past the Albertina and the Monument Against War and Fascism, you will be confronted with the horrors of the Second World War. You will also stop at the State Opera and find out why the Hotel Sacher now stands in place of the Carinthian Gate Theatre. You will be surprised about what anecdotes there are on the Providentia Fountain at Neuer Markt and on the Habsburg burial ritual in the Imperial Crypt. The walking tour ends at St. Stephen's Cathedral, the landmark of Vienna. Hear about its partial destruction during the Second World War and find out why not everything taught in school is correct.

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Vienna: 2.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

7. Vienna: 2.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Meet your guide on Maria-Theresien Platz, and then walk along the famous Ring Road surrounding the historical city center. Stroll through the beautiful rose garden of the Volksgarten, and continue to Heroes Square. Admire the imperial residence of Hofburg Palace, where the Habsburg family ruled over most of Europe for several generations. Hear stories about the Habsburgs and admire the emperor's private garden and former butterfly house at the Burggarten. Continue to the Augustinerkirche, where many imperial weddings took place and Napoleon married Princess Marie Louise. Discover the home of the legendary Lippizzaner horses at the famous Spanish Riding School. Explore the sweet side of the city and pass some of the legendary coffee houses, such as Hotel Sacher where the famous sacher torte is still served. Admire the Vienna State Opera House and Lobkowitz Palace, where Beethoven first conducted his "Eroica" symphony. Continue to the elegant shopping street of Graben and end next to St. Stephen's Cathedral.  

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What people are saying about Imperial Crypt

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,326 reviews

Superb experience with the Vienna Pass. Everything is simple, buses every hour, stops visible and easy to take. A really appreciable quality of service, a map and a small book are provided to consult all the places included in the PASS. I highly recommend.

A very special experience for those interested in history - if other visitors do not believe in devotion, you should be patient until silence has returned.

The guide was very knowledgeable and answered every question. I would book here again anytime.

Really helpful for sightseeing in Vienna. Unfortunately, public transportation not included.

Very much an amateur excursion. Impressionable people are better off not walking