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Old 12-06-2009, 01:33 PM
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Habsburg Burial Places

some years ago, whilst on holiday in austria i visited the small village of st gilgen. i also visited the local church and stumbled across what i think are some habsburg graves in the churchyard. i remember thinking to myself " what a remote place for members of the habsburg family to be buried ?"

however i have learnt since that both peter ferdinand, archduke of austria, the head of the grand ducal family of tuscany and his wife died in st gilgen within a year of each other (1947 / 48).

now i am wondering if the adove graves are that of the adove couple, but after doing a limited search of various websites, i have found nothing to support my hunch !!

i would be very interested to see if any other fellow members may have details to confirm the fact or otherwise.....
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:05 PM
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See here for the graves at the Churchyard of St. Gilgen. There are lots opf other pictures from royal/Nobles graves on thi QWEbsite:
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:54 PM
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hi.....what a star you are !!
thank you very much for confirming my hunch and yes it goes without saying that the photos are of the graves i came across many years ago.

btw one of my friends here, did do a search on the adove site, but found nothing, dont know how he missed the entries !!

cheers stefan !!
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Archduchess Regina (1925-2010)

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Die Presse: Ehefrau von Otto Habsburg gestorben « DiePresse.com

Archduchess Regina, wife of the Archduke Otto, passed away this morning, 3 February 2010, at 08.40 in her home in Pöcking, Bavaria.
According to this article she she will lay in State in Pöcking at Tuesday from Satuday till Monday, there will be a Requiem at Pöcking lead by Bishop Mixa and on Wednesday she will be interred in the Family Vault at Schloss Heldburg in Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany.
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Kapuzinergruft

A short video showing the Kapuzinergruft ("Imperial Crypt" or "Capuchin Crypt") and the final resting places of the Emperor Franz Josef, Empress Elisabeth and Crown Prince Rudolf.



The next is a longer video showing more of the Kapuzinergruft and the many sarcophagi of Emperors, Empresses and members of the Imperial Family.





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My brother and I were discussing today how we were alittle surprised that Archduchess Regina chose to be buried with her family and not her husband's family in the Kapuzinergruft. This made us wonder -- where do you think that Archduke Otto's final resting place would be? I would think it would be with his mother in Vienna, but who knows. Does anyone know if he has ever said anything on the subject?
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hi warren,
thank you for the wonderful video's !
they are very much appreciated indeed......
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As I said before in this thread:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f210/death-and-funeral-of-hi-and-rh-archduchess-regina-3-february-2010-a-26890-4.html


Archduchess Regina will only be temporary in the Heldburg family vault/crypt.

After Archduke Otto has died, they will both be "buried" in the Kapuzinergruft in Vienna.

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My brother and I were discussing today how we were alittle surprised that Archduchess Regina chose to be buried with her family and not her husband's family in the Kapuzinergruft. This made us wonder -- where do you think that Archduke Otto's final resting place would be? I would think it would be with his mother in Vienna, but who knows. Does anyone know if he has ever said anything on the subject?
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