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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

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Address: Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
Phone Number: 4301534690
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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maybe it is weird but i love cemeteries, special in November when it is full of mist and fog

Being an Austrian i wanted to see the grave of Udo Jürgens. And living in Moscow, having that time a big discussion about russian war memorials and cemeteries i wanted to see how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being an Austrian i wanted to see the grave of Udo Jürgens. And living in Moscow, having that time a big discussion about russian war memorials and cemeteries i wanted to see how the Viennese or Austrian government stands to this. Like the Hochstrahl Brunnen,which is also a russian war memorial, that part where the Russian soldiers are buried it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wandering a cemetery probably seems like a weird suggestion, but aside from the famous people buried here (good luck finding them) the sculptures, headstones, overgrown trees/plants/everything green make for a great exploratory walk. Definitely not necessary to your trip, but if you have an afternoon and the will to get out there it's a great place to decompress. *I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) in Vienna exists as a draw chiefly for that plot of the earth that holds the remains of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Johann Strauss II and Salieri along with a cenotaph to his upstart rival Mozart. Many many more notable Austrians are buried here (we noted Boltzmann of Boltzmann's constant fame) along countless other men and women in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a must on my itinerary because I had to see Beethoven's resting place. You will also find the burial plots of Brahms, Strauss, Schubert and a statue honoring Mozart. There are many famous people buried here and the grave stones are extraordinary. quiet, serene, and filled with history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery was a nice little trip outside the city. It is very easy to get to using public transportation. It is amazing how old some of the graves are.

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Grantham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels odd leaving a review about a cemetery, but with a few hours to kill I was keen to visit the grave of Falco, which I had heard was quite impressive. Caught the metro out to Simmering and then jumped on a tram just outside the metro station which drops off at the cemetery gates. The place is HUGE. Really,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A week stay in Vienna in June 2016. Very easy getting around, my wife and I had Metro week-cards which we ordered from home, the same we did with opera tickets. The people are very friendly and helpful. Do not forget visiting the Vienna state Opera, the Ring and the Museum quarter

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

How to get there: U3 subway to Simmering and then take tram n. 6 to second gate of cemetery. Take the cemetery as an alternative sight when being in Vienna. You can find important figures from Vienna's history there. However, it was a slight disappointment that the "musical celebrities" were all in one place without the need to search for... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Went here to see the final resting places of Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss ...... Pretty easy to find these (they are all within about 30 metres of each other), but the cemetery itself is one of great beauty; well kept with a wonderful church and - when the weather is fine as it was when I visited - you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

If you're looking at this site on TripAdvisor, then you're probably drawn to it for the same reason I visited the cemetery - to pay tribute to some of the giants of classical music. Go. It is an easy tram ride (#71) from the Statsoper to the main entrance. The cemetery is mind-blowingly gigantic, with stunningly artistic tombstones. And of... More 

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