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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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This enormous cemetery is worth seeing due to it's unbelievable architecture and the fact that world famous composers are buried here. You can see Johann Strauss, Ludvig van... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This enormous cemetery is worth seeing due to it's unbelievable architecture and the fact that world famous composers are buried here. You can see Johann Strauss, Ludvig van Beethoven, Amadeus Mozart and many others in musicians corner. Most of the graves are very old and stunningly beautiful. Must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have extra time while visiting Vienna it is recommended to spend few hours at the Central Cemetery. Why? Because you will see how real Austrian cultural tradition is "live and die in style"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mozart's memorial, not the original grave. Take your time. Wear comfortable shoes. Take lots of pictures or record.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cemetery is huge. You might get lost in middle. but it is worth visiting and spending some time there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on an extremely cold January morning. It was bitterly cold but the cemetary looked beautiful under blue skies and a blanket of fresh snow. Maps can be download online or there are boards just inside the gate to help locate chosen graves, very easy once you know what section you are looking for. My main focus was to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

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 December 19, 2016

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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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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