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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Ranked #23 of 420 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Children's Museums, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We got lost at this place, despite having an audioguide, because it was H U G E! However, the tombs of Beethoven, Strauss and the likes can all be found easily along the main path leading to the church. When we were there, it was raining and that sort of added to the gloomy mood.

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Thanks to previous reviewers who told us which trams to take. It was an easy jaunt from the city center. Walked to area 32A and found all the composers. It's like Field of Dreams for composers, although Mozart hasn't shown up yet. His spot is only a "memorial" as he's located somewhere else.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I agree with previous positive reviews..and I always think that cemeteries are interesting places to visit. My husband and I found the children's / babies graves most poignant (on the way to tor 3) Wander round, just as others have suggested and take your time. It's easy to get lost ( both emotionally and literally).If you want to find the... More

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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Our biggest challenge was figuring out which trams to take to get us from our hotel to the cemetery and then to the train station (which also meant dragging our luggage throught the cemetery!). We didn't have alot of time, so we spent most of that time in the vicinity of the composers. There were lots of interesting headstones--I wish... More

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Krakow, Poland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

This cemetery is huge,people even enter with their car!Apart from section 32A,there are also many other interesting sections to visit.I really appreciated it!

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you not sure about going there - just go! Interesting old place, keep history and silence. Autumn - it's great time to go there for a long walk, to take photo-camera with you and enjoy philosophic fleur of this place. Especially at sunset.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

More often than not, your experience to the Zentralfriedhof will be cold, windy, and miserable. But Vienna is touted to be a city of melancholy, decay, and misery, so why not. If you go there, do not make the mistake of assuming that you can stroll around and spot graves of famous people by chance: the area is far too... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We caught the U3 to Simmering, and then a #71 tram to Zentralfriedhof, getting off at the main gates at stop (Tor) 2 (you can also catch the #6 tram from Simmering as well). The obvious memorials and tombs have been well covered in other reviews. We recommend after you have done the "tourist" stops - Mozart, Strauss Family, Beethoven,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It would be excellent without the airplanes passing over your head on the way to the airport. Rest in peace? Not really. The rest is worth of a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Take a backpack with rainjacket, and take flowers as a mark of respect.Well presented, relaxed and tidy, have a map handy.Tram 6 will get you here. In Summer, have sunglasses and suncream on, as it gets really hot here, and you will sunburn! Enjoy!

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