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Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery)

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Address: Zurichberg district, Zurich, Switzerland

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This is a place you are going to with a pre-determined purpose. Probably to seek out James Joyce, and then possibly to allow a secondary flow of wonderment and wisdom trickle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 27, 2016
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

The place is just around the corner of Zurich ZOO. It's quite high but you dont have a view to the city from here. The cementry is very quiet and small but nice. You can also see a sculpture of James Joyce above his grave.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is a place you are going to with a pre-determined purpose. Probably to seek out James Joyce, and then possibly to allow a secondary flow of wonderment and wisdom trickle vicariously into your soul by simply sharing a second of time-space with the others who are there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Go there! Fantastic , silent walk in the colours of autumn! What a peaceful , enjoyable 2 h I've had there. The shapes of the tombstones peak at yiu feom the fall - painted bushes!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

We visited in the rain but it was still quite possibly the most beautiful week of the year for the breathtakingly Autumnal colours. Friedhof Fluntern has many famous graves. Nobel Physicists, medics, authors, playwrights. There is a map and some information at the entrance. Many of the gravestones have intricately carved stonework and are easy to read despite being more... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

We took the tram up the hill, past the zoo and exited at the cemetery. It was getting late, so we searched the map on the wood to find the plot we were looking for, took photos and went back to the tram. It's beautiful, even as a cemetery. The Swiss know what they are doing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2015

spent week in zurich,lovely city,clean,great transport but everything real expensive.Private kind of people,on our first search for graveyard,nobody in Flutern could offer much assistance.We were told it was before zoo at tram stop but our time ran out so we made second attempt day after.ITwas actually about 100 yrs beyond the stop. There had been a good fall of snow... More 

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massapequa, new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2014

I had come to see the grave of James Joyce. I had long wished to visit. There are two ways to reach Fluntern Cemetery, by tram #6 or by Funicular from Susenbergstrasse, then a slow hike uphill past some remarkable homes through a neighborhood few can afford. The is a brown-gravel path leading into the graveyard. His plot is toward... More 

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Puebla, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

James Joyce and some other famous people are burried in here. Is a very nice graveyard and very peacefull place. You can visit some other places there are near, the Zurich zoo and the fifa headquarters.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This location is easily accessed with public transport Tram #6. Go to the end of the line (Zoo) and exit the tram heading towards the Zoo. You will see the cemetery on the left about 100 meters from the Tram stop. This is a very beautiful cemetery located on the edge of the woods. The most notable person laid to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

I had always been interested in visiting Joyce's final resting place, so at the conclusion of a recent business trip to Zurich I took the opportunity to hike up here from the town. The setting is spectacular, and the cemetery contains many interesting memorials. Well worth a visit. (BTW if you are interested in Joyce/Dublin, check out the James Joyce... More 

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