schenna mausoleum erzherzog johann
schenna mausoleum erzherzog johann

Mausoleum at Scena

The neo-Gothic mausoleum was built as the burial place for the family of Archduke Johann of Austria

At the west end of the church hill in Scena, an artificial terrace has been established and one of the oldest and greatest sacred buildings in neo-Gothic style has been constructed: the Scena mausoleum. The mausoleum and the Thurnerhof farm belong to the property of Scena Castle.

The sacred building was established between 1860 and 1869 by the Viennese architect Prof. Moritz Wappler as gravesite for the family of Archduke John of Austria (Erzherzog Johann, in German). 10 years after his death in Graz, in 1869, Archduke John, who already bought and restored Scena Castle and was a deep admirer of Tyrol, was brought to Scena and buried in the mausoleum.

The construction is made of sandstone and granite from Monte Ivigna, a striking summit high above Scena. The crypt is sheltered by a massive ribbed vault. This is where the marmoreal sarcophagus of Archduke John of Austria and his wife Anna Plochl, Countess of Merano, stands. By the way, this is also where their son Franz, Count of Merano, and his spouse Teresa, Countess di Lamberg, rest in peace.

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Opening times

  • Sun 03 Mar closed
  • Mon 04 Mar closed
  • Tue 05 Mar closed
  • Wed 06 Mar closed
  • Thu 07 Mar closed
  • Fri 08 Mar closed
  • Sat 09 Mar closed

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Guided tours - spring 2024 (26/03/2024 - 06/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 10:30
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 09:30 - 10:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 09:30 - 10:30

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Guided tours - summer 2024 (11/06/2024 - 05/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 10:30
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 09:30 - 10:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:30 - 10:30

Guided tours - autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 10:30
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 09:30 - 10:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 children and young people (10-18 years)

€ 30.00 flat rate for groups (20 and more persons)

free for children under 10 years

More information

The Archduke John of Austria Mausoleum is accessible only during a guided tour: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30 am or during the historic and artistic village tour (phone: +39 0473 945669).

Guided tours for groups of 20 and more persons also outside the opening hours. The Mausoleum stays open from the end of March to the end of October, season start 2024 on March 26.

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