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Mausoleum of Ferdinand II (Graz)













Description of Mausoleum of Ferdinand II

Burggasse 2
Hours: 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-4pm Tuesday & Friday January-April, daily May-December
Entrance fee adult/child €6/2


Mausoleum of Ferdinand II is a historic burial place for king Ferdinand II. It was erected in the late 17th century. The magnificent Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II is undoubtedly of the most beautiful and unusual buildings in Graz. It gracefully combines Mannerist Austrian Baroque with the theatrical splendour of Rome's great churches. The initial work of the Italian architect Pietro de Pomis was completed by the stuccowork and fresco decoration of Graz's own Fischer von Erlach. A beautiful oval dome adorns the funerary crypt, dominated by a great red-marble sarcophagus. Ferdinand (1578–1637), his wife and his son are interred in the crypt.








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