Tirol Werbung Museumsfriedhof Kramsach
Tirol Werbung Museumsfriedhof Kramsach

Cemetery Museum Kramsach

The quirkiest museum of Tyrol is the “Funny cemetery without any dead persons” with epitaphs from the entire Alpine region.

Can a cemetery be funny? This question is answered by the Cemetery Museum, an open-air museum with a collection of witty epitaphs and beautiful wrought-iron grave crosses, often decorated with a skull. Due to the fact that former life was very hard and death was a common companion, ironic and funny epitaphs were written, to handle the destiny in a special way. These crosses and epitaphs were done by the local decorative painters, who were also called "Tuifelemaler" ("Tuifel" = dialect for "devil"). Really worth seeing!

The metalsmith and stone carver Hans Guggenberger from Kramsach founded the Cemetery Museum (Museumsfriedhof Kramsach, in German) in 1965/66 after decades of collection activities in North Tyrol, South Tyrol, Salzburg and Bavaria. So the "Lustige Friedhof ohne Tote" (Funny cemetery without any dead persons) accrued, 60 funny epitaphs and crave crosses from the 18th and 19th century can be admired, but nobody has been buried on the grounds.

Today more than 200,000 people visit the "Funny cemetery" every year, between 2011 and 2013 it was extended by a chapel and an arcade court. The gravestones are elaborately kept and restored by the Tyrolean Museum Cemetery Association every year. By the way: there is another "Jolly cemetery" in Sapanta, Romania, it is called "Cimitirul Vesel".

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Opening times

  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed
  • Thu 03 Dec closed
  • Fri 04 Dec closed
  • Sat 05 Dec closed
  • Sun 06 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 12/06/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

General opening hours

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun closed

15th August (08/15/2020) 09:00 - 17:00

National holiday (10/26/2020) closed

All Saints (11/01/2020) closed

8th December (12/08/2020) 09:00 - 17:00

Christmas Eve (12/24/2020) closed

Christmas (12/25/2020) closed

New Year's Eve (12/31/2020) closed

New Year (01/01/2021) closed

Easter (04/04/2021) closed

Easter Monday (04/05/2021) closed

Admission

voluntary contribution (offertory box in the chapel)

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