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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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What a beautiful place. Not only are several famous composers buried in section 32A (most famously Beethoven), but many other sections are very old and covered in ivy and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place. Not only are several famous composers buried in section 32A (most famously Beethoven), but many other sections are very old and covered in ivy and other elements. One of our favorite sections was the old Jewish section.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Take a look at the website of the cemitary to see all the famous peoples' graves one can visit over there. I was at Beethovens' Schumann's and Moxart's. Really exciting!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been here twice before. Far from the centre,reached by tram 71 from Schwarzenbergplatz ( 2.60 euros paid on board)....there are 3 entrances from different tram stops. Get off at the second ( main) one. this enormous cemetery is primarily visited for musicians corner. Walk in the front gate and a little before the church in front of you,... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

quite easy to get to, take the u3 to the end of the line then the no 6 or 71 tram to tor 2. from the town centre its about 20 min. This is a cemetery on a grand scale, its huge. The main reason people come here it see beethofen and co. They are easy to find. walk though... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

How exciting to be near absolute masters as Beethoven, Shubert, Brahms and Strauss. It's beautiful and peaceful place. Nice surprise the grave of Austrian singer Falco

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You can see the graves of Mozart, Brahms, all the Strauss and Schubert, there are different types of graves so is a lovely view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It covers a very large area and in its nature is more like a park than a cemetery. Lots and lots of trees (and lots of old ones) and other greenery. But also a large number of (usually older) graves with beautiful statues and decoration. A wonderfully quiet place to wander where one can relax.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We took the sbahn to here from the city centre. We read that the thing to do is to go in via gate two. After walking around the outside we went in via gate one. Not a problem finding our way to the composers as we had a map. A glorious day and a beautiful spot. Worth noting you can't... More 

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You go to Vienna for the music and the art, the passion and the history. You go to a city of elegance that has some of the last true old world elegance and mannerisms about it...and you see this incredible modern life built on the notes of ancient music. So take the Tram out to the Zentral Friedhof and spend... More 

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss all rest here, along with a lot of tombstones of other notable people. The design of those graves and the general arrangement of the cemetery are amazing. If you don't have much time, it only takes about half an hour to visit grave of greatest composers. Otherwise, spending 1-2 hours more to wander and appreciate the view... More 

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