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Vienna, Austria

Obscura Day 2016: Stephansdom Crypt

A glimpse at the grislier bits of a classic tourist attraction, hiding under the stone floors.

Every year, thousands of tourists come to take in the architectural grandeur of St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) in Vienna. Surprisingly few choose to enter the crypt underneath the stone floors. On Obscura Day, we’re excited to offer access to this grisly, oft-overlooked space.

Remarkable in size, the Stephansdom crypt contains the remains of over 11,000 people, from commoners to cardinals. You’ll explore both the main section and the ducal crypt, where the vital organs of princes, queens, and emperors have been preserved for hundreds of years - stored in nearly 60 neatly arranged jars.

DETAILS:
Saturday, April 16: 3:45pm -4:15pm
Ticket Cost: 5,50 EUR (cash at the door); RSVP required--please register below.

We'll be meeting at 15.45 at the staircase to the catacombs inside the cathedral.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Stephansplatz 3, 1010
Vienna, Austria

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