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At Easter, it's not just a bunny that hops and brings presents. In Tyrol, the darker side of Easter also plays a role. In some churches, tombs and crypts are depicted at the end of Lent. This is based on Jesus' tomb, where he was laid after being taken down from the cross. Many lights burn behind glass balls filled with different colored water - a mystical sight!
In the 18th century, Easter graves were temporarily banned by imperial order. But the people of Tyrol did not like to have their customs banned. As soon as Emperor Joseph II died, they put the Easter graves back up - and still do today.

When: sometimes from Maundy Thursday until "White Sunday", the first Sunday after Easter.

Easter grave

Sylvester-Jordan-Str. 1 , 6094 Axams

+43 5234 / 68 128

pfarramt.axams@gmx.at

https://www.sr-wm.at


The Easter grave in the Chapel of St Michael directly at the parish church Axams.Viewing: from Palm Sunday to White…

daily from 02 pm - 06 pm

Eastergrave

Kirchgasse 2 , 6092 Birgitz

+43 5234 / 32 608


Eastergrave. Open for visitation from Maundy Thursday to Holy Saturday. The grave is about 200 years old. …

Eastergrave

Wallfahrtskirche , 6091 Götzens


Every year at Easter you can visit the easter grave with its glowing grave orb in the church of Götzens. The easter…

From Maunday Thursday to Easter Sunday to 6 pm.

Easter grave in Mutters

Kirchplatz , 6162 Mutters

+43 512 / 54 84 43

pfarre-mutters@stift-wilten.at


The religious custom of constructing a holy grave in Catholic churches dates back to the Early Middle Ages. The…

between Holy Saturday and Easter Monday.

Easter grave Natters

Kirchplatz , 6161 Natters

+43 512 / 54 66 40

pfarre-natters@stift-wilten.at


The Easter grave in Natters can be visited between Good Friday and the Wednesday after Easter. It is located next…

between Good Friday and the Wednesday after Easter.

Easter grave in Telfs

Kirchstraße 25 , 6410 Telfs


The five-metre-high grave in Telfs dates back to the mid-18th century and was painted by the baroque painter…


The Holy Sepulcher can be viewed in the Parish Church of St Peter & Paul in Telfs from Maundy Thursday to Ascension Day.

Easter grave in Flaurling

Kirchplatz 1 , 6403 Flaurling


The Easter grave in Flaurling was painted by Johann Baptist Daum in 1829 and fills the entire chancel during…

The Holy Sepulcher can be visited in the Parish Church of St Margaret in Flaurling from Wednesday during Holy Week until the first Friday after Easter.

Easter grave in Inzing

Kirchgasse 7 , 6401 Inzing


The Easter grave originally filled the entire presbytery. The Mariahilf (Mary of Succor) painting, created in…

The Easter grave can be viewed from Wednesday during Holy Week until the first Tuesday after Easter.

Easter grave in Patsch

Dorfstraße 14 , 6082 Patsch

+43 512 / 37 81 23

pfarre-patsch@stift-wilten.at

https://www.pfarre-patsch.at/


The Holy Sepulcher in Patsch dates back to the year 1767 and was created by the famous painter Johann Joachim…

Set up from Palm Sunday to Friday after Easter

Easter grave Oberperfuss

Riedl 35 , 6173 Oberperfuss

+43 5232 / 81 459

pfarre.oberperfuss@dibk.at


Every year on Maundy Thursday, the Easter Tomb is set up in the parish church of Oberperfuss. The upper left side…

From Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday.
8.00 am - 8. pm

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