The danse macabre (Totentanz) in Füssen is the oldest one of Bavaria. Jacob Hiebler was the painter. You’ll find this work created by Jacob Hiebler in the Museum der Stadt Füssen. This heritage museum uses the rooms of the former St. Mang’s Abbey.
A dance macabre reminds us that people from all walks of life have to die. In such a depiction, several persons – from the emperor to the labourer – dance with the Death. In the Füssen Dance of Death, the painter is the last person who dances with the Grim Reaper.