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The Mausoleum of Schenna is unique as a burial chapel, idiosyncratic with its soaring architecture, overflowing with light and colour, harmonious in its craftsmanship, a place that emanates power, replete with history and stories.
It is one of the 19th century’s finest and most beautifully formed neo-Gothic sacred buildings, built and designed by well-known artists of the time and the monumental final resting place of a man who has entered the history books as an extraordinary Habsburger and is still deeply revered for his life’s work: Archduke John of Austria.
In 2019 we celebrated “150 years of the Mausoleum”. The occasion saw the publication of the first book on the Mausoleum, which not only emphasised its structural and artistic uniqueness, but also honoured the life’s work of Archduke John in Tyrol.
In this richly illustrated book, well-known authors shed light on the unique nature of the Mausoleum as one of the landmarks in the centre of Schenna.
Currently no guided tours in englisch
Franz Spiegelfeld (editor)
Dr Maria Hölzl-Stifter (Meran):
Der Meraner Bildhauer Franz Xaver Pendl
[The Sculptor Franz Xaver Pendl of Meran]
Dr Andreas Lehne (Federal Office of Monuments, Vienna):
Neugotik und Arch. Moriz Wappler [Neo-Gothic and the architect Moriz Wappler]
Dr Reinhard Rampold (Federal Office of Monuments, Innsbruck):
Fenster der Tiroler Glasmalerei [Windows of Tyrolean Glass Painting]
Franz Spiegelfeld (Schenna Castle): Erzherzog Johann und Tirol u. a.
[Archduke John and Tyrol and other topics]
Dr Helmut Stampfer (Provincial conservator, Bozen):
Hardcover, 168 pages, € 25,00, ISBN 978-88-6839-423-3, available (only in German) at Schenna Castle and Mausoleum (possibly plus postage)