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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%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in the final resting places of famous people who died in Vienna this is the place to go! If you are interested in what happened to Jewish cemeteries during the Second World War, again this is your place! Beethoven, Schubert, and...More

Thank estuite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve discovered years ago, that exploring cemeteries is really interesting. Some may thought visiting them is a little creepy, especially when traveling, but times have changed. When I was in Vienna now, I made the trek out of the city to visit the Zentralfriedhof, aka...More

Thank Tomi V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 9 km out from the centre.but there is 2 tram stops ouside differant gates.you could spend hours here but most people just want to see th composers.they are to find if you read the notices when you enter any gate.there is also toilets for...More

Thank david1892
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this cemetery on Christmas Day, it was quiet but still some families were there to pay their respects to their dearly departed. We mainly visited the music corner, where the music greats were buried. It was a beautiful day, quiet and peaceful ... perfect...More

Thank EPT_57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see the famous graves of the composers. Sadly no obvious signs to them but you can get an app to guide you around the place. Easy to get to on the 71 tram - get off at the No 2 stop and then...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 14 January 2018

so, this started out as a kind of joke. we had been playing falco music constantly since arriving in europe. we traveled to germanic speaking areas including germany, austria, and switzerland. so, 2.5 weeks later, when we were in vienna, we discovered that falco's grave...More

1  Thank bbbuttercup
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Visiting the leading European cemeteries, such as Highgate in London and Pere Lachaise in Paris offers the opportunity to view the resting places of some of the greatest figures in history. But Vienna's Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) trumps all the others, particularly if you have ay...More

Thank DMEnfield
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It was an honor to visit the final resting places of the giants of classical music and many of their family members: Strauss, Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven. The tombstones are amazing throughout this historical cemetery. Also viewed the graves of many Austrian presidents as well as...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We found Schubert, Johann Strauss, Brahms, and Beethoven’s graves all in the ‘musik’ section on the left side just a short walk on the main path from the main gate from the museum. It is possible to drive your car up the path right up...More

Thank OPY_11
Reviewed 21 November 2017

It is always nice ti visit a cemetery in bigger towns. That one is special with so many famous people bding buried here...

Thank izi f
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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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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