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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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My husband is a musician, so it seemed fitting to visit some of the greats in their resting places. Easy to find the area where the musicians are and the tram is simple to work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband is a musician, so it seemed fitting to visit some of the greats in their resting places. Easy to find the area where the musicians are and the tram is simple to work out. A lovely day and walk through the cemetery.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The two of us spent hours wandering around the Zentralfriedhof. Not only are there many famous musicians buried here, but also politicians, authors, actors, and singers. A local bus (number126) makes a loop inside the cemetery regularly. For us it is always a wonderful way to touch the history of the city.

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you wish to pay homage to the classical music greats at their graves, this is the spot. (Except for Mozart, but they gave him a memorial here). The graves of Beethoven, Brahms, 3 Strauss family composers, and Schubert are all within 100 feet of each other. This cemetery is huge. The composers are near the center. The cemetery grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

There are lots of graves belonging to musician. Beethoven, Mozart, Schoenberg, Litz, Strauss... Cemetery like an art gallery, statues and graves are magnificent!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very interesting . It is well marked and easy to navigate. I am not a music expert, but enjoyed seeing the graves of the worlds most famous museums. Falco has a nice memorial at this gravesite and is worth the walk.

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Vienna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It is not a usual thing to go to cemetries while on holiday, but Zentral Friedhof should be on everyone´s list. Not only can you see and admire amazing tombs of world famous people over there. This place is so relaxing, quiet, full of trees, flowers and shrubs that it feels like taking a walk in a beautiful park. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We fancied a long tram ride so decided to visit this vast cemetery. It took 30 mins on tram (number 71) so we saw the outskirts of Vienna. Get off at the second entrance to the cemetery if you are interested in seeing where the famous Austrian composers are buried. Never thought we would enjoy a visit to a cemetery... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You can take the 71 streetcar to the cemetery where many of the famous Austrian composers are buried (except for Mozart, who is buried somewhere unknown in St. Mark's cemetery). It's not overrun with tourists and is a peaceful walk if you're into that sort of thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you want a place outside of Vienna hustle bustle and relaxing then this is a good option, hopefully you won't mind the dead people around. Reaching is easy by train and tram

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You should take the tram 71, which brings you to the cemetery. It is huge, but you can easily find the most interesting places if you go straight to the church. The church itself is an Art Nouvea masterpiece, you should visit. it. There are different parts of the cemetery. In one section there are the graves of Beethoven Schubert,... More 

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Address: Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna

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