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

  • Wed 27 Sep closed
  • Thu 28 Sep 09:30 - 10:30
  • Fri 29 Sep closed
  • Sat 30 Sep closed
  • Sun 01 Oct closed
  • Mon 02 Oct closed
  • Tue 03 Oct 09:30 - 10:30

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Guided tours 2023 (04/04/2023 - 25/10/2023)

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

Liberation Day 2023 (25/04/2023) 09:30 - 10:30

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (15/08/2023) 09:30 - 10:30


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

€ 30.00 additional surcharge for groups (20 and more persons)

free for children under 10 years

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

Guided tours for groups (20 and more persons) also outside the opening hours (on request). Season closure in winter (end of October to early April).

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