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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
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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Could walk for hours, viewing the variety of mankind

We visited on a very cold and inauspicious day in December. A little bit of snow. A little bit of fog. Many crows flying and in the trees. It is beautifully laid out and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Solingen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a very cold and inauspicious day in December. A little bit of snow. A little bit of fog. Many crows flying and in the trees. It is beautifully laid out and the variety of stones and tended (and even not-tended) plots are fascinating to behold. Personalities can be seen at the gravesite. Wish we had spent more... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Central Cemetery is a city in itself, giving a visitor an insight to the Austrian culture...beautifully laid out in blocks, with avenues of trees and shrubbery, each block showing her history by name and date, with stunning architectural elements to hold your attention. Walking through this cemetery on a cold crisp morning when the trees were covered in fine... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was on my list of things to see, but i was a bit creeped out by the idea of going to a graveyard in my spare time! Boy, was I happy I went! As a classical musician this spot is a MUST SEE! The graves of famous composers such as Beethoven, Brahms and Wolf! I only wish I could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we arrived to late to actually enter, this place has special vibes and you can see the spirits of dead connecting with vivid outside.

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Hinterbruhl, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This place is so huge that on their website they have a system for finding your loved one - or a celebrity - if you get lost! It really is an eye-opener and reminds me somewhat of the cemetery in Havana, Cuba. There are many famous people buried here - or with a memorial to them and it makes an... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Beethoven, Mozart (after reading up, not sure if it's his actual resting place or a memorial), Strauss, Schubert, Brahms... All side by side in the middle of this HUGE cemetery. Even aside from these guys, some of the gravestones/markers/monuments all around the grounds are spectacular.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

This cemetery is easily accessible via tram as others have noted from the U3 Simmering station. Once getting off at the TOR2 stop, you walk a short distance to the gate. A short ways down the walkway from the gate on the left, you will find the gravesites of many of Austria's famous composers, including Beethoven, Schubert, and a memorial... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Central Cemetery was rather huge. It is easily accessible using metro and tram services. The cemetary has graves of Mozart etc. It is far away from the main Vienna city center but I would recommend visiting this place to better understand history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This trip is well worth the effort. Quite easy to get the metro to Simmering (U3 last stop) and then the tram outside the station is just 4 stops. Get off at Tor2. I don't think it's the name of the stop but it's the second entrance you meet and if in doubt the people on the tram will know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Away from the historic Vienna but would recommend to visit this place and look at its history, in particular Hedy Lamarr's monument/grave in memory of her invention - look her up on Wikepidia! Seeing it with autumn colours added to the experience.

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