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“Go creep in the Crypt..... If you dare.......”

St. Michael's Church
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Great to spend an hour or so looking around the Church but for me the most amazing parts were the lift that takes you up to the roof of the Church and the visit to the Crypt!!!!
Not for the squeamish ...... Just gives you an insight of how we are going to appear after our demise...... ;-)

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

This is a wonderful church just across from the entrance to the Hofburg Palace. It is quite plain looking on the outside, but has some real treasure for those who venture in. The marble carvings are amazing, and there are some primitive paintings in the stonework in the side chapels. The main attraction is the crypt, which you can see by tour only.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The interior of the church is beautiful - but I want to focus on the crypt tour. This is held at 11am and 1pm on a couple of days a week - check the noticeboard outside the door for exact times (this is also the meeting place). Entrance is €6 per adult. Friendly guide spoke German and excellent English - very informative - full marks.

The crypt is large and air-conditioned. I did not find the air unbreathable, BUT be warned - you will be shown the mummified remains of at least three adults in a very good state of preservation in open coffins. There are also lots of skeletal remains on view. And I mean lots! So I can't recommend it if you think you may have issues with this or you have young children with you. As a guide, I would suggest watching this video - the opening of the film 'Nosfersatu' which will give you fair flavour of what you will see (warning - contains mummified remains - note - this was shot in Mexico. In St. Michael's there not as many bodies and no child remains)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxE4yITfRLo

I've included as guide to think you'll be able to stomach the tour and stop you wasting you money if not!

No photos or video allowed.

Otherwise, a moving and fascinating experience. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Beautiful palace with a lot of tourists, very sophisticated and clean, its nice to walking around in a very peaceful place

Thank VM123186338
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Very easy to overlook, but worth a trip inside. I haven't visited the crypt yet, as there was a service starting. Altar is impressive, as are many other parts of the church. A nice variation of visual elements

Thank Henry C
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