The mausoleum in neo-Gothic style has been established as gravesite for the family of Archduke John of Austria.
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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 has been 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.
from April 10 to November 4, 2017
from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 11.30 am and from 3 pm to 4.30 pm
only guided tours
2.00 Euros, combined ticket Scena Castle - Mausoleum available
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