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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
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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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If you are a lover of classical music of the romantic period, this is a pilgrimage you must make. Take the 71 tram out of town, it takes about 25 minutes. Get off at the second... read more

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a lover of classical music of the romantic period, this is a pilgrimage you must make. Take the 71 tram out of town, it takes about 25 minutes. Get off at the second cemetery stop, buy flowers, and walk through the main gates and straight up the road in front of you. You will come to Beethoven,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city with so much to see, the Central Vienna Cemetery may seem an unlikely highlight. After the obligatory visit to the tombstone of great composers, meander the grounds to admire last individual expressions of the deceased. Franz West probably has the most unusual headstone. Also visit the overgrown Jewish portion of the cemetery. Most, if not all, tombstones... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Zentralfriedhof to view my favorite composers burial place. It is enormous. Over 250k burial plots and 3-4 stops on the tram. Go to Zentralfriedhof 2 which has the info desk and the main lane. The variety and grandeur of the headstones is amazing. Almost all are unique with statues, quotes, pictures, and other design features. Beethoven,... More 

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Victor, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beethoven, Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Schubert are buried there. It is quite a large cemetery and you will spend an hour or more in there. It is accessible by tram.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Despite being home to some of the most important composers of all time, this cemetery was almost completely quiet. It was a wonderful experience to visit a graveyard of importance and find it very well maintained and respected. Simply strolling the grounds, you will find a plethora of intriguing vaults and graves. This cemetery is a one of the highlights... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Quite a long tram ride from the city centre but well worth it to see this vast necropolis where Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and other are buried. Lots of trees, shrubs and flowers made the place very alive and it is very popular with tourists - of all ages. Huge church in the centre and traffic rolling through the whole place:... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This truly was one of the highlights of my trip. I took the tram from the city center out to the cemetery, and enjoyed a great day of solitude among the stones. Be sure to check out the famous--Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Hedy Lamaar and so many more. If you are really into the history, do some advance reading to learn... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

It's really one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have been to. The interesting part for us was the musicians zone, where you can see tombs of Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms, Schubert and other ones. Very peaceful and pretty place.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

On our tour from the airport, Francis our taxi driver took us to the cemetery as our first stop. It is an amazing place the headstone/statuary are spectacular and of course all the famous and important of Austria are buried here from composers to politicians. The part missed by many is the art deco church with its light airy interior... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

When I lived in Vienna, I became very interested i the city's storied past. I read Frederic Morton's The Nervous Splendor of Vienna as if I was reading a work of fiction, for the facts of the lives and accomplishments of the people of Vienna are exceptional. Freud, Mozart, Bethoveen Mahler, Jung, Einstein and more all spend some of their... More 

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