Leopold Auenbrugger's tomb (disappeared)

On 18 May 1809, Leopold Auenbrugger "died from a fatal pneumonia" when he was 87 years old. "Legend has it that he predicted his own death: shortly before noon of the day of his death, he surveyed his condition and, looking at the clock, stated that when 2 P.M. arrived he would have passed on"1. He was buried in the Matzleinsdorfer Katholischer Friedhof2. At the beginning of the 20th century, due to urban transformation in the neighborhood, the cemetery was closed and a selection of relevant tombs was relocated in a fenced grove (open only on request) of the nearby Waldm├╝llerpark, inaugurated in 19233. Unfortunately, today (Summer 2016), even after a thorough search, no trace of Auenbrugger's tomb can be found in the grove.


Many graves no longer bear any information about the deceased. Could Auenbrugger be buried under one of two tombs that have a snake in the extant decoration?

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (August 2016)

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