"Lustiger Friedhof" Humorous Graveless Cemetery

Find an array of interesting handicraft spanning five centuries in the arcaded courtyard at the humorous graveless cemetery at the Sagzahn-Kunstschmiede (wrought iron blacksmith). Admire wrought iron grave crosses with amusing inscriptions and epitaphs (in German!), the world's most monumental death dance cycle, as well as the World Peace Cross and the World Peace Bells.

Museumsfriedhof im Winter | © Museumsfriedhof Tirol

A graveless cemetery?

More than 100 grave crosses from five centuries can be found at the "Lustiger Friedhof" Humorous Graveless Cemetery in Kramsach. However, no one is buried here. The crosses come from Hans Guggenbergers' (a master stonemason and blacksmith) private collection.

This museum cemetery was created in 1965 following decades of collecting artefacts in the North Tyrol, South Tyrol, Salzburg and Bavaria.  

The sayings and the crude and heartfelt wisdom on these jewels of time-honoured blacksmith's art are testimonies to the original folk humour in the Alpine regions of bygone days.

In this "cemetery without the dead", the visitor can reflect - and be amused - on the reconcilable nature of becoming and passing.

This unique cemetery celebrates blacksmith's handicraft tradition and the sense for local ties and is considered a worldwide rarity.

Opening hours
01/05/2024 - 31/10/2024
monday - friday
09:00 - 17:00

Access to the Humorous Graveless Cemetery is barrier-free!

The museum is open on a Mon - Fri if a bank/public holiday.

After its winter break - the Humorous Graveless Cemetery will reopen again on 1st May 2024.

Contact
Verein Museumsfriedhof Tirol
Hagau 82
6233 Kramsach