Museum cemetery Kramsach
A tongue-in-cheek type of humour can be found at the wrought iron blacksmith Hans Guggenbergers „Lustiger Friedhof“. A graveless cemetery with beautiful wrought iron crosses with inscriptions (in German) to make you smile. Today, the "humourous cemetery" is one of the most popular museums in the Tyrol.
A cemetery without the deceased!
In this "cemetery without the dead", the visitor can reflect on the reconciliation of becoming and passing away - with smiles to liberating laughter. More than 100 wrought iron grave crosses with amusing epitaphs are on display at the humorous cemetery in Kramsach. However, no one is buried here. The crosses come from master stonemason Hans Guggenbergers' collection.
After decades of collecting crosses in North Tyrol, South Tyrol, Salzburg and Bavaria this private museum cemetery was painstakingly created in 1965. The inscriptions and the crude and heartfelt words of wisdom on the jewels of time-honoured blacksmith's art are evidence of the original folk humour in the alpine areas.
The most unusual crosses in Europe's largest collection of burial crosses are displayed in the museum cemetery, where they can be viewed all year round with free admission. The awareness of the artisan blacksmith's tradition and the sense of homeland solidarity characterise this unique cemetery, which is considered a special rarity worldwide.
The museum area as well as the grave monuments on display are maintained and restored every year by the museum association with great effort.
The museum management would therefore like to thank all visitors who support the maintenance of the museum cemetery by making a donation in the alms box in the small chapel or by shopping in the museum shop.