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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 #21 of 399 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We took the U3 metro (U Bahn) to Simmering and then, the Tram to Zentralfriedhof station. It took us approximately one hour to go there. After we reached the cemetery, we started to walk around. The weather was quite hot and to be honest; I did not find it attractive enough to spend three to four hours in total to... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Not only can you visit the resting places of some famous composers or other people, but you also get to look into the past. The Jewish section of the cemetery has many tombstones that have been damaged during the Krystal Nacht, or night of glass. It is also a place that is very peaceful in a large bustling city. There... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Many musicians such as Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Johann Strauss, and Arnold Schoenberg buried here. Beautiful monuments, many with little gardens on them; also shade trees make this a beautiful, peaceful place.

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wicklow
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Huge graveyard, with plenty of familiar names on the way such as Beethoven. Take a few hours to look around, as there is alot of walking and you will come across WW1 graves etc, and memorials. well worth a visit

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Leuven, Belgium
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For those who like to go the untrodden path, a visit to this star-studded cemetery is a must! Most special is section 32A where you can find the honorary tomb of Mozart and the tombs of Beethoven, Strauss, Schubert, etc. It is really like a walk through memory or history lane not only of Vienna but of classical music. To... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This cemetery is very very big, it has like 5 bus stops along the whole place. There are literally millions of tombs there, with many celebrities like the composers Mozart or Strauss. Worth the visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

During November, it isn't very crowded for sure. Luckily it was a sunny day which helped as it was a bit cool that day. Get there early as it's a huge place with hundreds of thousands of graves. The architecture is truly magnificent. A testament to the country whose obsession with death has spanned centuries. Many of the tombstones, crypts,... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It was well worth the ride on the S7 line to visit the largest cemetery in Europe. It is well- kept and reasonably signposted. We visited the great composers - Beethoven, Brahma, Schubert, the Strausses and the Mozart memorial. From the S7 stop you enter By Gate 11 and walk most of the way towards Gate 2. We wanted to... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Zentralfriedhof isn't something for everybody, but there you'll get a glimpse at the morbid side of the city. Some of the most famous Austrians are buried here, with Falco's grave being one of the most popular ones. I would recommend going there OCT-DEC, that's when the fog comes in and only adds up to the atmosphere.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you brought your car to Vienna then you will want to drive to this cemetery. It is called Central Cemetery but is NO WHERE NEAR town center. A must visit for those who have a passion for music and that is what drew me to this place.

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