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“Massive and beautiful”

Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)
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Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna
Ranked #19 of 585 things to do in Vienna
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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.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Massive and beautiful”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

I love exploring cemeteries and this one did not disappoint. I wish I would have had more time, as it is a very large cemetery. The composer's area (go through the 2nd gate and walk towards the church right down the middle, it will be on the left) is a nice tribute to the greats. Although Mozart is not buried there, he is included with a monument. Take the time to go outside of town and see this beautiful place.

Visited January 2014
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Altadena CA, USA
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“Literally, it's the end of the line!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We love taking public transportation when in new places to see where we end up. The 71 tram (Zentrafriedhof) was our discovery. It ends at the Central Cemetery, which we knew nothing about. What a fantastic discovery, especially since we like visiting cemeteries! There are several well known deceased (Victor Frankle, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Strass ) among the estimated 3 million burials. It is a beautiful park-like, peaceful setting with impressive monuments, chapels, churches and even BUS STOPS to take you around. You can take the 71 and get off at Tor (gate) 2 explore the cemetery and end up at Tor 3 to pick up the tram to central Vienna. If you like cemeteries, this is a must. Not creepy at all. Don't be surprised to witness a funeral and burial, with over 25 daily taking place currently. read up on its history before you go to get the full impact of the cemetery. Plan on several hours if you want to visit specific graves, other wise an hour or two will do.

Visited December 2013
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Laguna Beach, California
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“A Must See for Music Lovers!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was well worth the trip on the tram for me, being a music lover. Beethoven's grave, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss and i also visited Falco's grave, the guy who did "Rock Me Amadeus". There is also a beautiful cathedral there!

Visited December 2013
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“Worth the Visit”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Zentralfriedhof, or Central Cemetery, hosts more than 2 million graves, including those of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss. There is a memorial to Mozart, which is misleading because his main grave stone is in St. Marx's Cemetery, but puts the thought of him in good company. If you're a music lover, it's a nice way to pay tribute or thank the composers who have given so much to the world. It's easy to find the composers' graves; just enter Tor 2 (Gate 2) and walk on the left hand side of the road straight toward the church. As you are about 3/4 of the way to the church, you'll see a small sign pointing left that notes the music section. There's also a sign at the entrance indicating the location, in case visuals are helpful. I also visited the baby section of the cemetery, which was poignant and overwhelming.

Visited November 2013
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Zemun, Serbia
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

The main reason we have visited Zentralfriedhof is Music area. Finding Zentralfriedhof is easy. You need to use tram line 71 which we have been waiting at Burgteatar. After only 20 minutes ride you are at the Tor 2 (Gate 2). Monuments are extremly large and somehof they demonstrate power of the families who are buried there.
Cemetery is large and you need whole day to dedicate to it. There is Buddhist, Muslim, Orthodox, Anatomy, Military, Jewish, Baby, Catholic section...
I could write about it whole day, but the best solution if you are in Vienna is to visit it...

Visited January 2014
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