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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (43 reviews)
“jewish section” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never think of a graveyard as a tourist attraction, but this has lots of tombs of famous (and infamous) people and other tombs are interesting to see.

Thank verdun2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too far from city center. There are a few gates to enter the cemetery, and gate 2 is the stop with Beethoven and other musicians. (Walk directly through the gate and a few sections on your left you will see musicians.) Didn't find map...More

1  Thank F3440UUpatriciab
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Words cannot express how completely HUGE and full of history this cemetery is. We spent about two hours, but I could have spent the whole day. Along with the search for the famous, there is a great deal of artistry in stonework. One cute aspect...More

Thank Scriptspring
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tram 71 takes you there. Tor 2 is the main entrance. The day we went, entry was free but there were no audio guides because, as the gateman said, they were "kaput". He supplied an essential map of the grounds. Tremendous and ornate tombs are...More

Thank Ortrud
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Took U3 simmering and caught Tram. Any tram that says it stops at Tor 2 (tram 71 for sure) will do- may need manual call to driver by pushing door buzzer. Musician graves nearer large church at end of road

1  Thank Ozzie2001
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very large, but very interesting. We entered through gate 1, which was quite a long walk from the musicians. Best if you enter through gate2 and pick up a map( which we didn't!).

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We " popped" in quickly specifically to see the graves of Beethoven and Mozart. They were easy to find and even greater that the musicians were all together. In hindsight I think a tour would have been really interesting but we didn't have the time....More

Thank Kathynathan
Reviewed 16 August 2017

it's a long walk if you want to see all the graveyarrds of famous People in the various sections (Christian, jewish, muslim, Buddha), so care for comfortable shoes, strolling in the park like Setting is Relaxing, don't miss the cemetery church !

Thank globalJuergen
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you are a fan of classical music, this is the perfect place. You can find the graves of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schoenberg, members of the Strauss family, and many more famous composers. They are all concentrated in one zone of the cemetery, so...More

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I just love visiting old grave yards and this one is even more interesting because of the famous people buried here. Well worth a visit if you have plenty of time to see all the other sights and this is an add on.

Thank goodtogethome
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Greg w
5 August 2017|
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Response from Melanie D | Reviewed this property |
Try the website friedhoefewien.at (:
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1 April 2017|
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Response from IowaMusictravel | Reviewed this property |
The Jewish portion of the cemetery is accessible whenever the cemetery is open. I believe the hours are 7am to 7pm most days.
Ron B
29 June 2015|
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Response from Tina B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Vienna has excellent public transportation to practically anywhere in the city. To get to the Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), take the U3 (the orange line) to Simmering, then take the tram line 6 OR 71 to the... More