Johnsbach climbing cemetery

In the small mountain village of Johnsbach with around 150 inhabitants, Austria’s largest mountain climbing cemetery is located. Around 100 alpinists who lost their lives on the surrounding mountains found their final resting place here. Most died in the early years of alpinism in the surrounding mountains.

In the Gesäuse and thus in and around Johnsbach, climbing has been going on since the 19th century. Intrepid monks from the Admont Benedictine Abbey were the first to climb the mountains of the region for purely scientific purposes.

The 360 ​​° panorama shows the idyllic location of the Mountaineers‘ Cemetery right at the beginning of the village, which is not chosen by chance, since it lies exactly opposite the church ridge on the Großer Ödstein.