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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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Third man interest.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the journey here by U-Bahn and tram and it was very easy. Our visit was to pay homage at the graves of some of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. It was amazing to find so many of them buried next to each other. If you're into wandering and looking then this is a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very well kept cemetery. It is large and on the edge of Vienna (take tram 71 from the Operahouse about thirty minutes). You can visit Beethoven, Strauss and Brahms (plus a memorial to Mozart, he is not buried here). It's worth the trip to the edge of the city to pay your respects to Beethoven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having family members from my father live in Vienna for years, I went to visit the Jewish section of the Central Cemetery and saw names of my fathers family. The cemetery is loaded with personal history and was worthy of my visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like no I love music and I read that I would be able to see the resting place of quite a few masters that have been transferred to the Central Cemetery and put in the honorary graves section. When you arrive and go through the gates it is huge, very well kept and peaceful. At the sight of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I'm a Find A Grave contributor in Liverpool so I was in my element here! The size of this cemetery is overwhelming - you certainly could not do it justice in a month, let alone a day. Like most visitors I walked straight up the central avenue to see the graves of several composers, including Brahms, Schubert and Schonberg whose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My partner wanted to see the graves of Beethoven, Strauss and Schubert, and I wanted to see the place where a couple of scenes from 'The Third Man' had been shot, so we decided to give it a try. We were very glad we did. We caught the U3 U Bahn to Simmering and then tram 6 to Gate 2.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

As the Viennese say," the cemetery is half the size of Zurich and twice the fun". It is huge!. Plan to wear walking shoes. Sections are divided by religion which is interesting given the times...Muslims, Catholics, Buddhists, Jews, Protestants are buried in separate sections. Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schoenberg, Schnitzler...all there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I've never been to a cemetery to visit until now but the Austrians are quite proud of this 2.5 square km cemetery open since 1874. If you have a car then this might be a good stop-off from the airport because you're almost at the airport. Go in Gate 2, then stop to pay e2.80 at the machine. It's good... More 

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