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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

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Address: Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Europe's second largest cemetery marks the final resting place for over...
Europe's second largest cemetery marks the final resting place for over 2.5 million people, including Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Strauss.
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I have been several times and always find something new. Politicians, proests, nuns, composers, pop singers, Mormons, Jews, Catholics etc. A great way to spend a morning and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have been several times and always find something new. Politicians, proests, nuns, composers, pop singers, Mormons, Jews, Catholics etc. A great way to spend a morning and then you can go have lunch at Schloss Concordia restaurant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Take tramline 71 and visit this impressive cemetery. It is after all the ground where so many of the great composers and musiciens of Austrian are buried. Look out for the graves of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert, but also for the piano in marble on the grave of Udo Jurgens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It takes about 20 minute tram ride and you reach old huge (size of a town) cemetery that houses graves of the absolute best classical music composers, to name a few Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss... Don't be afraid of its size, just take the second stop of the tram at the cemetery (Tor 2), ask for a map at the entrance... More 

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Perthshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Strange to say but great place to wander around, youl find lots of graves and memorials to famous composers,musicians writers actors politicians, the list goes on. Also graves of people who died in Vienna during WW11 and bodies which were found in concentration camps . Give yourself a good hour or more. Get a 71 tram from ringstrasse opposite Opera... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Utilizing their convenient public transportation, I found that I had three options for stops to visit the city graveyard. Three stops! I think the graveyard is about the size of Tremont, Ohio and with the hot sun pounding down, I made chose the middle stop and stepped into a vast villa of tomb stones. Graveyards are inherently interesting to wander... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stunning to see such elaborate memorials. We only visited the musicians--Brahms, Strauss, Mozart. Who'd imagine a cemetery could be so beautiful!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On Zentralfriedhof - if you like this kind of athmosphere - it is very interesting, do not miss to visit the old jewish section with a lot of really old graves - i can recomend to visit, and there is a tramway going directly there.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

I went here to see the composers' gravestones. A very busy cemetery with a bus taking you around the place if wished and 3x tram stops' worth too. It is big, it is well maintained and in use. There isn't any atmosphere, not quiet enough to reflect and against St Marx, this wasn't for me really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although not as well-known as other cemeteries around the world, Vienna's Central Cemetery is worth a visit for music lovers. Near the entrance the visitors will find the well-marked area which holds the graves of Beethoven, Brahms, and Schubert, in addition to the memorial for Mozart. However, with a little wandering just beyond this area I discovered the grave of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

so big, it spans 3 tram stops. most moving is the Jewish section. but the neglect here is no Highgate kitsch. there are simply no families left to tend the graves, for an obvious reason. gives you pause. a part of Vienna that very few Viennese have visited.

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Address: Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna

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