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Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery)

Zurichberg district, Zurich, Switzerland (Fluntern)
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Ranked #27 of 96 attractions in Zurich
Type: Cemeteries
Traveler Description:   James Joyce, the author of Ulysses, lived in Zurich from 1915 to 1919, at Universitä tsstrasse 38. In 1941 he returned to Zurich from Paris, only a... more »
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Zurich, Switzerland
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318 reviews 318 reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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72 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Thalwil, Switzerland
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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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