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“A favourite mistake.”

Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)
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$449.46*
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Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna
Ranked #19 of 610 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Europe's second largest cemetery marks the final resting place for over 2.5 million people, including Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Strauss.
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I got on the wrong tram and ended up here.Wow! a hidden gem here-a must see and especially on a gloomy day!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Easy to get here from the city. We just took the UBahn and then a bus above ground. It's free and there are some cool and very old headstones. It was a cold, rainy day but we enjoyed our brisk walk, got some good pictures and good for an hour or two. (If you like this kind of stuff - we do)

Thank MDdreamers
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

what makes this cementry so interesting is the old enomous Jewish part entrance gate 1 (tor 1)and all the graves and honoury places for famous Austrians and others who contributed Austria its attractions

from gate 2 you enter the alley towards the enormous Lueger church also worth a short visit

and just walk around and you will find famous musicians poets writers or architects as well as politicians

on the backside of the church you find the honoury graves of russian soldiers from the conquest of Vienna in 1945 from there you can walk pleasantly to the old jewish part-its so peaceful there -pick up a peble and put it on a grave you like -from some of the tombs you still feal the wealth of the jewish community in the Austrian Empire

there is a Busservice inside it might be a good idea to start of around to get an overview and use the various signs to orientate

you can go by train S7 from wien mitte -takes only 10 min to Zentralfriedhof and you have the old jewish part right in front or take tram 71 from the ring -a faster way is the end of U3 Simmering where you can use tram 6 or 71 only 10 min ride

dont hurry there when the weather is nice there a

Thank gerdt_13
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Am a musician so naturally, when in Vienna, I should pay homage to the masters. The musiker section was located at Tor 2. Easily reached by the U Bahn or tram 71. Quite a way out of the city and a little off the usual tourist track but well worth it. I was overwhelmed that I was standing just a few feet away from the remains of Schubert and Beethoven. It was huge, peaceful and beautiful. You can also buy flowers outside if you wish.

Thank technicolour_dreams
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

In this graveyard, look for the composers section. It has the big guns buried here. Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, Schubert etc. Also film stars like Curt Juergens. Quite a large place but don't visit in the winter time, its quite depressing.

Thank lionme
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