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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Ranked #23 of 311 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Children's Museums, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I agree with previous positive reviews..and I always think that cemeteries are interesting places to visit. My husband and I found the children's / babies graves most poignant (on the way to tor 3) Wander round, just as others have suggested and take your time. It's easy to get lost ( both emotionally and literally).If you want to find the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our biggest challenge was figuring out which trams to take to get us from our hotel to the cemetery and then to the train station (which also meant dragging our luggage throught the cemetery!). We didn't have alot of time, so we spent most of that time in the vicinity of the composers. There were lots of interesting headstones--I wish... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This cemetery is huge,people even enter with their car!Apart from section 32A,there are also many other interesting sections to visit.I really appreciated it!

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you not sure about going there - just go! Interesting old place, keep history and silence. Autumn - it's great time to go there for a long walk, to take photo-camera with you and enjoy philosophic fleur of this place. Especially at sunset.

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