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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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Europe's second largest cemetery marks the final resting place for over 2.5...

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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Musician's corner is worth the trip, but there is so much more.

We went expressly to see Beethoven's grave site in Musician's Corner in the cemetery where Brahms, Schubert, Strauss and Schoenberg are also interred. However, there is so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
R W
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Winter Park, FL

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Winter Park, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went expressly to see Beethoven's grave site in Musician's Corner in the cemetery where Brahms, Schubert, Strauss and Schoenberg are also interred. However, there is so much more to see--too much history to list here. The Zentralfriedhof is easy to get to and it's nice to get out of the city center, maybe stop along the way at a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As lovers of history and cemeteries this was a must on our visit in Vienna. All the famous people of Austria are buried here (or most of them). We spent a whole day just walking around. But there is also a bus one can take to get around. There is a little information sheet that every visitor should make sure... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made time to go to the Centralfriedhof while we were in Vienna. It's outside of town, near the airport. Local buses run there, but easiest to hire a taxi or find a tour bus to get there. Wear comfy shoes. It was a long way, the cemetery is very big. I was primary only interested in visiting the graves... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery is vast but easy to find your way with a map online on your phone. We went there on Christmas day. Most travelers and tour groups stop to see the musicians' graves. There are many other interesting old ones too. Also Falco's grave is cool. The day of our visit was nicely foggy and ravens were flying -... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in April & the grounds were absolutely beautiful. We strolled through each lane reading headstones of famous people, seeing the various headstones & inscriptions. This was a solemn yet peaceful place & would recommend a leisure stroll on a visit to Vienna.

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Vienna Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it seems irrational, the central cemetery is a wonderful place for recreation and leaving all stress outside. Beside this, walking around and visiting graves of famous and anonymous people lets drift away your thoughts!

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Atmosphere, especially right before sundown is great! A tremendously interesting cemetery with lots of historical graves. Great for a walk and a must see in Vienna!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 711 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The large Central Cemetery is a large and tranquil setting for a few hours out. One can meander among its many sections, enjoying the peace and beauty of the place. The flat terrain is easy on the legs. Conveniently, most famous people (esp. musicians) have been grouped together. Thus the graves of Beethoven, Schubert, and Mozart can fit into a... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We traveled to the cemetery to see the graves of Beethoven and Strauss. The cemetery is far more than the graves of these famous composers. It is like stepping back into the centuries when wealth and magnificence from influential residents shone through into the afterlife. If you get the opportunity to visit, make sure that you walk beyond the graves... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

A long tram ride from the city, but if youre going for a pilgrimage, then its worth it. its an enormous place, but if youre looking for the famous musicians, get off the tram at the main entrance, walk along the pathway for about 10 minutes,all the famous musicians are on the left side. easy to find, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms,... More 

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