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Funeral Museum (Bestattungsmuseum)

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Ok, not for everyone, but really well presented, all in English and gives a real sense of the... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Skip K
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Gloucestershire
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Small but interesting!

We visited the museum before walking round the cemetery. The lady on the ticket desk was extremely... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Lucy A
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Lakenheath, Suffolk
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This morbidly unique museum examines how traditions of funerals and death rituals have varied over time.
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Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234 | Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Tor 2, Unter der Aufbahrungshalle 2, Vienna 1110, Austria
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43-1-501-94-227
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 20, 2011

the hotel booked the appointment for this museum as it is only a small museum. the guide takes you around the museum and tells you the history of the undertaker's world. with interesting stories. we were the only english speakers so we were given a...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We called a day ahead and booked and English tour. The location was far out of the way but we felt it was worth it. Upon arrival we found out that our tour was actually in German but us English speaking people could do the...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Ok, not for everyone, but really well presented, all in English and gives a real sense of the importance of the cemetery in the city’s history. And located in an amazing cemetery that is also worth a walk around

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We visited the museum before walking round the cemetery. The lady on the ticket desk was extremely friendly and helpful. It was €6 for me to go in and €5 for my husband as he is over 60 (no proof of age was required). The...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is a truly lovely museum. It is NOT voyeuristic at all and not ghoulish. It is historic. It treats the subject with great dignity. It appears to be true to the Viennese fascination with death. I am a “student” of Austria, and have been...More

Thank Ortlinde
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

the art of celebration death over many centuries is on display here. the museum respectfully explains the different approaches over the years and how the industry of funeral has developed. if you are the the zentralfriedhof, come here first.

Thank SFH75x
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This museum is worth a visit if you have a bit of a morbid streak and/or an interest in Viennese funeral/death culture from the turn of the last century. It's located within the massive, historic Vienna Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), so you could tie it in...More

Thank KE314631
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Lots of black and dark grey décor! A thorough explanation of Viennese funeral procedures. Nothing too macabre, but not for all tastes. 5 euros each. Very few souvenirs on sale. Three quarters of an hour is sufficient here. OK if you are visiting the Zentralfriedhof...More

Thank Ortrud
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We spent a good hour here. All the displays have excellent English translations. I loved the old films and the way in which the subject was tackled.

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Some weeks ago I went to Vienna to see the "Bestattungsmuseum" (funeral museum) which is located on Zentralfriedhof (central cemetery). You can go there by tram, bus or car. I prefer the tram. It takes about 30 minutes to walk the exhibition. Then you can...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed May 14, 2016

The Funeral Museum is situated in one of the buildings close to the main gate (Tor 2) of Vienna's Central Cemetery, quite easy to find (they are probably trying to make sure nobody ends up in the funeral hall above it by accident, so there...More

2  Thank L0upin
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Inside the main entrance of the Central Cemetery (Tor 2), it is opened from monday to friday. The visit begins with the history of 8 personalities having anything in common: Emperess Zita, Emperor Otto, actor Curd Jurgens, singer Falco, cardinal Koenig, two politicians and football...More

1  Thank wienerwalzer80
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