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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Address: Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Ranked #21 of 303 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Children's Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Europe's second largest cemetery marks the final resting place for over 2.5 million people...
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Type: Cemeteries, Children's Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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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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Athens
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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Visited mainly because of The Third Man but it is such a peaceful part of the city where you can just take some time out and have a stroll.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Take tram 71 and get off at Tor 2, the second entrance to the Cemetary. Head straight down the middle to section 32A on the left for the graves of composers. You must enter the church, it is very spiritual, even if you are not religious. If you have time, wander much further and explore. I was here on a... More 

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Valletta, null, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wow we were really impressed with the amazing tombstones there were in this cemetary. Stop at tar 2 and walk to the church. Along this walk you will see all the beautiful rich tombstones. We didnt regret our visit at all. There is about 20mins ride with the tram and there is no guided tour in english (only on german).

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We got lost at this place, despite having an audioguide, because it was H U G E! However, the tombs of Beethoven, Strauss and the likes can all be found easily along the main path leading to the church. When we were there, it was raining and that sort of added to the gloomy mood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Thanks to previous reviewers who told us which trams to take. It was an easy jaunt from the city center. Walked to area 32A and found all the composers. It's like Field of Dreams for composers, although Mozart hasn't shown up yet. His spot is only a "memorial" as he's located somewhere else.

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