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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

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Address: Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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If you like classical music history...

Find the tombstones of Beethoven, Brahms, etc in a portion of the cemetery labeled Musiker. We also liked the big church. Walk around and enjoy the moisaic on the walls. We also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Find the tombstones of Beethoven, Brahms, etc in a portion of the cemetery labeled Musiker. We also liked the big church. Walk around and enjoy the moisaic on the walls. We also liked seeing the other burial sites of royalty. So much history.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I happen to love Cemeteries, this one is massive and beautiful. Amazing gravestones. Some areas are very well kept, others not so. The Baby Lot...very emotional. I was engulfed in sadness. I could only wonder how many tears had been shed. I read the history of the Baby Lot before coming, amazingly beautiful that they do these families. I could... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have a taste for the weird and wonderful, but also like a leisurely stroll around a huge park, this is definitely for you. Zentralfriedhof is a vast graveyard, with 330.000 graves - it has mausoleums, monuments, and a huge variety of headstones. Famous people are buried in groups (composers, poets, actors, politicians), so if you are into Austrian... More 

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Vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Central Cemetery is especially nice in autumn and spring. Walk around the quiet alleys, visit graves of famous people, and enjoy the peace and quiet

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We got lost on the way here. The map we got from our Wombat's hostel had mislabeled the location of the cemetery, so we took a tram that dropped us off at Tor Eins (Gate 1). Many composers are buried here, as well as some members of the upper echelon of Austria's royal families. Beautiful statues, peaceful scenery, an afternoon... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Important graves possibly.Part of the Third Man set. Good long tram ride to get here.Good Gasthof opposite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was staying in the centre of Vienna, and whilst there was a tram directly to the Cemetery, it was still a bit remote. The area is absolutely huge, and the grounds are immaculately kept. Apart from the stones, you could have been walking through the grounds of a stately home! The one thing you must remember, however, is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

From Beethoven,Mozart, Brahms, Schubert to Boltzmann and Mercedes Jellinek this is the largest burial site in Austria off the centre and with, although not as refined as expected some exceptional Jugenstil ediffices. The character is serene and Doric, restrained when compared to the catholic tradition. A 2,5 square kilometers site easily 40 minutes for a mere crossing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Make sure you visit the Central Cemetery while visiting Vienna. Many famous composers buried here (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, etc) and the ground are nicely kept up. We encountered a tour group here - which was odd. I've never seen that in any other cemetery - so this one has enough to see for large groups. You can rent a... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It is a really huge place and you can easily get lost (both physically and emotionally) like I did but it definitely worths a trip. You can spend at least 1-2 hours walking in that beautiful cemetery. Not only the tombstones of the musicians and composers, but also the other parts of the cemetery are very interesting and they should... More 

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