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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)
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$472.13*
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Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna
Ranked #21 of 767 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 May 28, 2014

Visited to see Josef Petzval's last destination and enjoyed the visit a lot. Only 1 minute walk from his grave is also lot of old musicians and in general this is as good cemetery as they can be.

Thank jplindal
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"buried here"
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"great composers"
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"music lovers"
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"tram ride"
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"works of art"
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Well for those classical music lovers, why would you not want to visit the resting place (mostly) for these composers?
Mostly because Mozarts actual grave is elswhere.
The cemetery is huge and takes about 30 mins on the train and tram to arrive.
We were interested only in the musicians but ended up spending over 2 hours there - some of the work is hideously Baroque but still interesting, but for the most it really is stunning.

2  Thank Medici
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

While visiting the graves of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart (not his actual grave), is a must, while there you will appreciate the beauty of the grounds themselves. Lots of fascinating and impressive gravestone of folks I never heard of which the visit all the more interesting.

Thank Walter W
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Ok - it may be odd you will think to rate a cemetery
But trust me - it worth the trip
It is a serene, joyful welcoming place
we did the tour (it is vast) in an horse drawn carriage with a lovely knowledgeable driver
From the old Jewish part of the cemetery left now as a nature reserve to the poignant children enclave and including the big pompous politicians tombs it is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon

Thank KarineGa
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

I've always wanted to visit this cemetery. Standing in front of these tombstones is the closest I've ever been to true greatness. Near Beethoven lies Schubert, Johann Strauss, Brahms and several others. Also a cenotaph to Mozart as he is buried elsewhere. The statues decorating many of the crypts are so lifelike that you expect them to walk around at night. I think I could have stayed there all day!

2  Thank Otto_Hettie
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