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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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Vienna - a very beautiful and interesting city, plenty of history, culture and architecture.

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely cemetery that is well kept and carefully maintained. You must have a map before you visit here as the cemetery graves are difficult to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For all you musicians and classical music lovers (particularly Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, and Strauss!), you must come here. It has been on my bucket-list to visit Beethoven's grave, and I can proudly say that I have finally done it. The cemetery was even more beautiful that I imagined! It was drizzling and quite cold when I went, which was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very east to get to from city centre (tram 71, pay on train €2.30) and disembark from stop 1 for he Jewish cemetery and stop 2 for the main bit. The cemetery is massive but all the composers are together (Brahms, Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart memorial and many others). You can wander for hours and the grounds are beautiful. A few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of the way, but worth the effort. There are many people buried here beyond the most famous composers and musicians. Some of the most elaborate grave stones. We took a cab, and worried about getting back (there was another one waiting), though you could also take the light rail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the avenue in the Third Man final scene! Easy to get to on the 71 tram, get off at the second cemetery stop. All the great composers graves as well a few other famous people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and historical cemetery. Musicians corner with Beethoven etc is the most popular part with tourists and the busiest but so much more to this. Can see the graves of Austrian presidents from the first Republic onwards. In Karl Lueger church make sure you go down to the crypt to see his tomb. Look out for the war monuments... More 

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