11 April 2010

St. Augustiner Church at Coburg



The St. Augstiner Church in Coburg was build from 1855-1860 according Plans of Vicenz Fischer-Birnbaun. In honor of Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha wo had helped the project financiell it was inaugurated on the death anniversary of Augustinus von Hipp on 28.08.1860. Under the Church is a Crypt where the member of the catholic branch of the Ducal Family of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha the so called Kohary branch are buried.





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The Entrance in the Vault


When one comes into the Crypt under the Church there is first a little Chapel and then there are 2 Crypts. On the right is the so called Tsars Cryptand then there is another Crypt on the left side.


The Chapel

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The Tsars Crypt


In the Tsars Crypt are the builder of the Crypt Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818-1881) and his wife Princess Clementine, née Princess of Orléans (1818-1907) buried. Also their youngest son King Ferdinand I. of the Bulgarians (1861-1948)is buried in this Crypt.


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The double Sarcophagus of Princess August and Princess Clementine

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The Sarcophagus of King Ferdinand of the Bulgarians

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The left Crypt

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Plaque in honor of the 120th anniversary of the
birth of Prince Leopold (1878-1916)


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Plaque in honor of Princess Maria (1899-1941)
who died in the KZ at Pola


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Plaque in honor of Prince Rainer (b 1900)
who is missed since Spring 1945



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Sarcophags of Princess Leopoldine, née Princess of Brazil
(1847-1871) and Prince August (1845-1907)



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Sarcophagus of Prince Philipp (1844-1921)


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Sarcophagus of Prince Peter August (1866-1934)


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Sarcophagus of Prince Leopold (1878-1916)


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Sarcophagus of Prince Franz Joseph (1869-1916)


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Plaque in memory of Duchess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-
Sonderburg-Augustenburg, née Princess of Saxe-Coburg

and Gotha (1891-1967)



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Grave Plaques for Prince Ludwig Gaston (1870-1942),
Princess Maria Anna, née Countes of Trauttmannsdorff-Weinsberg

(1873-1948) and Princess Josefine (1911-1997)

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