Bad Ischl Friedhof

Bad Ischl Friedhof is the town cemetery of Bad Ischl in Austria. It is on the State of Upper Austria's list of protected historical sites.[1]

The cemetery was originally located at the Church of St. Nikolaus. In 1719 it was moved to its present location on Grazer Straße where it is laid out on land behind the Sebastiankapelle. The Sebastiankapelle (Saint Sebastian's chapel) was built in 1692 by Johann Lidl von Lidlsheim in gratitude to Saint Sebastian for his family's escape from the plague. Johann Lidle and his second wife are thought to be buried beneath its altar.[2] Later members of the family are buried in the Friedhof. Like the cemetery behind it, the chapel is on the list of protected historical sites in Upper Austria.[3][4]

There are many notable burials in the cemetery, including the writer Hilde Spiel, who once called it "the most beautiful place in the world."[5]

Notable burials

People buried in the Bad Ischl Friedhof include:[2]

There is also a memorial near the grave of Franz Lehár for the Austrian tenor Richard Tauber (1891–1948) who is buried in London.[2]


  1. State of Upper Austria (21 June 2016). Unbewegliche und archäologische Denkmale unter Denkmalschutz, pp. 16–17. Retrieved 22 July 2019 (in German).
  2. s.n. (2019). "Friedhof Bad Ischl". Friedhofsführer. Ischler Heimatverein. Retrieved 22 July 2019 (in German).
  3. Köberl, Herbert (2003). Bad Ischl: Malerei und Graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten, p. 102. Brandstätter. ISBN 3854982801
  4. Eberl, Johannes and Lobitzer, Harald (February 2016). "Friedhofs führer in Planung". Heimatkunde. Retrieved 22 July 2019 (in German).
  5. s.n. (28 October 2016). "Ein Friedhofsführer, der auch für die Besitzer von Smartphones spannend ist". Oberösterreichische Nachrichten. Retrieved 22 July 2019 (in German).

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