Friday, 27 January 2017

Visiting Mozart on his 261st Birthday
Mozart Memorial at St. Marx Cemetery


Mozart Memorial at St. Marx Cemetery
When Mozart was buried in 1791,
the graves in St. Marx cemetery
were mainly shaft graves in the form
of simply burial mounds with an occasional wooden cross.


Therefore, only a short time later, it was already difficult
to determine Mozart's exact burial place.
After extensive research, the decision was taking in 1859
to build a representative tomb here.


That tomb was moved to the Vienna Central Cemetery in 1891
on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Mozart's Death.
On the initiative of cemetery attendant Alexander Kugler,
this tomb was constructed in its place.
Quoted from the Wien.Cultur memorial plaque

Photographed the morning of 27 January 2017
Images © by Merisi

5 comments:

  1. And what a formidable tomb it is. Thanks for the details!

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  2. So lovely visit! What nice remembrance through images you make like in every year, actually!
    Have a pleasant day and week, too!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I have a special relationship with that place, it gives me utter peace.

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  3. The great master who will always live on in his beautiful music.

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