Wilten cemetery

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The Wilten cemetery, behind it the Wilten basilica surrounded by the Wilten parish cemetery

The Wilten cemetery is located in Wilten , a district of Innsbruck at the foot of the Bergisel . It is under the administration of the Norbertine - Wilten and one of the largest cemeteries in Innsbruck . As a community cemetery, it contains many worth seeing monuments of well-known Innsbruck families. The cemetery is a listed building ( list entry ).

The Wilten cemetery should not be confused with the neighboring, but many times smaller , parish cemetery located directly around the Wilten basilica , which is under the administration of the Wilten parish and is separated from the cemetery dealt with here by Pastorstrasse. Also in the district Wilten is the West cemetery , which the magistrate of the city of Innsbruck is supervised.


In the years 1876/1877, when the parish cemetery around the Wilten parish church became too small, the - at that time still independent - political community of Wilten acquired the property south of the parish church and built the New Wilten cemetery there . The area purchased by Wilten Abbey was designed as a Camposanto with four grave fields, and the northern arcades were also built.

Towards the end of the 19th century (1885), Wilten Abbey bought back the area, including the cemetery, and began building the eastern arcades and building a funeral and consecration hall. This funeral chapel, completed in 1890, is located on the west side of the cemetery; it was rebuilt in 1958 according to plans by Hubert Prachensky .

On the occasion of the 1964 Winter Olympics , the northern and part of the eastern cemetery arcades were demolished and rebuilt a few meters further south as round-arched arcades with breccia pillars and gable roofs; With the space gained in this way, Pastorstrasse was widened.

In 1978 the funeral hall was enlarged. In 1990 an urn grove and a farewell gate were built at the Wilten cemetery.

From the nearby Bergisel with the Kaiserjägermuseum and the Bergiselschanze you have a good view of the monastery, the Wilten basilica opposite and the Wilten cemetery in front of it.

Personalities buried in the cemetery


Web links

Commons : Friedhof Wilten  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Wilten cemetery , accessed on January 23, 2018
  2. Müller, Wiesauer: cemetery chapel, death chapel. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved October 23, 2015 .
  3. ^ Müller, Wiesauer: New municipal cemetery Wilten. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved October 23, 2015 .