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.
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 Tsars Crypt
The Sarcophagus of King Ferdinand of the Bulgarians
The left Crypt
Plaque in honor of Princess Maria (1899-1941)
who died in the KZ at Pola
Plaque in honor of Prince Rainer (b 1900)
who is missed since Spring 1945
Plaque in memory of Duchess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-
Sonderburg-Augustenburg, née Princess of Saxe-Coburg
and Gotha (1891-1967)
Grave Plaques for Prince Ludwig Gaston (1870-1942),
Princess Maria Anna, née Countes of Trauttmannsdorff-Weinsberg
(1873-1948) and Princess Josefine (1911-1997)