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The mausoleum in Waldhaus near Greiz

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  • Das Mausoleum in Waldhaus bei Greiz
    Das Mausoleum in Waldhaus bei Greiz
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
The beauty and quietness of the forest encouraged Prince Heinrich XXII of the Reuss Older Line (1846-1902) to be buried in the middle of the woods, close to his favourite hunting lodge. 
He commissioned the Greiz architect, Eduard Oberländer, in 1878 to build a chapel in Gothic style with a crypt and this was completed in 1883. The Prince and his wife, Ida, and his son, who died later, have been buried there since 1902. The graveyard fell into decay through the demise of the German Empire and later upheavals. The thorough building work from the crypt to the roof also unearthed the old portal of the chapel. You can discover the structure’s simple elegance during a visit to Waldhaus recreational park. The mausoleum is surrounded by a beautiful forest, the Greiz-Werdau Forest nature reserve, and the animal enclosure of the town of Greiz.

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The mausoleum is open every second Sunday of each month from May until October. (11:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr)

Please call one of the following numbers for admission on a different day: 03661 689815 or 03661 703293.

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50.690765, 12.219725
50°41'26.8"N 12°13'11.0"E
33U 303630 5619125
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The mausoleum in Waldhaus near Greiz

07987 Mohlsdorf-Teichwolframsdorf
Phone 03661 - 689815 Fax 03661 - 703291

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