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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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As featured in 3 days in Vienna
Ranked #19 of 294 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Cemeteries, Children's Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see if you're in any way a classical music buff!! Beethoven, Schubert, Suppe, Brahms, Gluck, Schoenberg and the entire Strauss clan are all buried in 32A here.

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Basel, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our Vienna trip. The Cemetery is enormous. It was so beautiful and peaceful walking through the old, unreadable gravestones with a canopy of ancient trees for cover. The modern gravestones are beautiful and intricate, as well. On a fun note, we were able to view the graves of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Very... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had a great morning here. The Zentralfriedhof was created during the Austria Hungary empire and in fact there are more residents of the cemetery (approx 3 million) than there are living in Vienna now! To get there take the U3 all the way to Simmering then catch either the 6 or 71 tram which stops outside the station. Get off... More

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London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

On one hand it is a place where no one likes to go too much but there are very nice stones and graves from Austrian artists and politician. For me 1 visit is enough

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Londonderry
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We don't usually visit a cemetery - but in Vienna it's a must! Beethoven , Brahms , Schubert , Strauss etc!! The directions to Salieri's monument were wrong in the guidebook - it was located against the outside wall near Gate 3. ( not in area 40)

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

After a crazy flight experience involving delays, missed connections, lines, more lines, a barefoot sprint through Chicago's T5, and a middle seat on an 8 hour transatlantic flight, the central cemetery was the perfect place to go upon arrival in Vienna to unwind from the stress of traveling. It is approximately halfway between the airport and city and it is... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We only had a short period of time to visit the cemetery so found the area with the famous composers and spent time there. We wish we could have stayed longer. It is a beautiful place and huge! We took the train and it takes you right to the entrance. We didn't see the need for a tram if you... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Most tourists would not take time to visit a major cemetary, but this one is special, and I have visited now annually for more than a decade. Just take the 71 tram out of the city for 25 minutes and enter some amazing history, in peace and quiet apart from low flying planes overhead heading for Vienna airport. This place... More

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Denver, Colorado
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53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I love European cemeteries and this one is spectacular! I especially enjoyed the classical music masters. Easy to get to by bus.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I never ever thought that I would be writing a review of a visit to a cemetery! The experience of a visit to the Zentralfriedhof is, however, well worth sharing so here goes. Getting there is very easy indeed. The quickest way is to take the U Bahn to Simmering and then the #6 or #71 tram to Tor 2.... More

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