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Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery)

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Address: Zurichberg district, Zurich, Switzerland
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James Joyce - of course

We took the tram up the hill, past the zoo and exited at the cemetery. It was getting late, so we searched the map on the wood to find the plot we were looking for, took photos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We took the tram up the hill, past the zoo and exited at the cemetery. It was getting late, so we searched the map on the wood to find the plot we were looking for, took photos and went back to the tram. It's beautiful, even as a cemetery. The Swiss know what they are doing.

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ennistymon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

spent week in zurich,lovely city,clean,great transport but everything real expensive.Private kind of people,on our first search for graveyard,nobody in Flutern could offer much assistance.We were told it was before zoo at tram stop but our time ran out so we made second attempt day after.ITwas actually about 100 yrs beyond the stop. There had been a good fall of snow... More 

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massapequa, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I had come to see the grave of James Joyce. I had long wished to visit. There are two ways to reach Fluntern Cemetery, by tram #6 or by Funicular from Susenbergstrasse, then a slow hike uphill past some remarkable homes through a neighborhood few can afford. The is a brown-gravel path leading into the graveyard. His plot is toward... More 

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Puebla, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

James Joyce and some other famous people are burried in here. Is a very nice graveyard and very peacefull place. You can visit some other places there are near, the Zurich zoo and the fifa headquarters.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This location is easily accessed with public transport Tram #6. Go to the end of the line (Zoo) and exit the tram heading towards the Zoo. You will see the cemetery on the left about 100 meters from the Tram stop. This is a very beautiful cemetery located on the edge of the woods. The most notable person laid to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I had always been interested in visiting Joyce's final resting place, so at the conclusion of a recent business trip to Zurich I took the opportunity to hike up here from the town. The setting is spectacular, and the cemetery contains many interesting memorials. Well worth a visit. (BTW if you are interested in Joyce/Dublin, check out the James Joyce... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We took the tram to the end of the line and visited this cemetery. As we traveled up the hill, the snow cover became thicker. Upon getting to the final tram stop it was a peaceful and quiet snow covered landscape. The lake and city were just visible below. There were only a few other people visiting the graves. James... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Take the 6 line to the end, exit and walk down the street, enter on the left. Gorgeous cemetery. Just stunning. Once you enter, walk straight back and you'll find James Joyce's final resting place. Be sure to visit more than just his grave, the rest of the cemetery is gorgeous with some impressive and unexpected tombstones. Whimsical flights of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Difficult as it is, because of the amount of foliage and flowers and trees and the layout of this cemetery, it looks more like a park than it does a cemetery. How do you rate a cemetery? I guess by the care given to it and the amount of foliage and flowers growing all around. Almost each grave site had... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Final resting place for Irish author James Joyce, German actress Thererse Giehse, German novelist Elias Canetti and many others. The cemetery is peaceful with many beautiful statues and monuments. Fluntern is no Pere Lachaise but an easy and enjoyable excursion. Easily accessible from Tram 6 (direction Zoo)

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