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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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Fascinating cemetery worth a visit - a grounding experience

The Zentralfriedhof is vast! Arrive at Tor 2 on the 71 tram for the best way in. You probably already know about the famous composers who are buried here – it is very fulfilling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Zentralfriedhof is vast! Arrive at Tor 2 on the 71 tram for the best way in. You probably already know about the famous composers who are buried here – it is very fulfilling to pay your respects to Beethoven et al. My personal highlight was Joe Zawinul's (Weather Report keyboard player) grave and also Franz West's (modern sculptor). Most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I love old cemeteries and this had some interesting areas, though from what I saw, it does not compare to the Pere Lechaise in Paris. The musicians' area was easy to find, and then we walked to a few other areas. There is a heart breaking section for babies with overgrown plots. We took an U-Bahn to Simmering, and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This cemetery holds over 3 million bodies. Many famous such as Mozart and others. They have left a piece of it unchanged, which reflects the effects of US bombings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went to see the musicians' section: Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, Suppe, Schubert, Gluck and more. We meet a charming Viennese family and spent an hour talking with them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If u like thia kind of place must go! All in osterreich is intelligent , beautiful and lovely, specially gardens, flowers and historical places as this one

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Although recommending one take in a Cemetery on their vacation brings about quite a reaction. This is a must in Vienna. Wouldn't you like to sit by Beethoven and Strauss and so many many historical figures. A quiet place to contemplate and appreciate our world. of music and greatness.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

giant cemetary . good place to get away from the crowds. Take the tram not the schnelltram for it will take you to the backside. Busservce to go around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

There was no guide available as to where the composers were buried, but that may be because we arrived very early in the morning and there were no tourists yet. Each section is divided by religion, and art..which I found to be very interesting. After wandering thru the beautiful grounds, the statues, and monuments I found the music graves. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you want to see Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Brahms graves, you should enter from the Tor 2, than walk straight ahead. Before you reach the church you will see musicians sign on the left, their group is 32A. You can take the tram 71 from Schwarzenbergplatz to go to the cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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