It is always nice ti visit a cemetery in bigger towns. That one is special with so many famous people bding buried here...
About Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)
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Hard to describe the feeling standing amongst the graves of the many great composers laid to rest here. I'm not one to fawn over the dead, but it did give a moment of reflection and a bit of awe. Somewhat humbling to think of the...More
A somewhat morbid venue I know but the shear size of this place is amazing, it is the largest cemetery in Europe. If looking at gravestones and monuments is your thing this is a must. As an additional point of interest if you are a...More
We took a train out to this area to check out some of the famous grave sites - Bach, Beethoven, Strauss are among the famed. There is also a group of very unusual grave sites in that same area that are worth checking out. Not...More
The Viennese affectionately call their trams "Bims" - from the word "bimmeln" (from the ringing of the bell when the tram moves on). It is classic Viennese humor to hear in conversation "Ja, er hat die 71 Straßenbahn nehmen . . . " to "take...More
Enjoy a lovely experience visiting the place where famous musicians, politicians, pop stars, etc. are buried. E.g.: Strauss, Udo Jürgens.
Sometimes you have more fun in a place like this than a dull city. Inscriptions give a lot of info about the people that created a part of our civilisation. You can infer a lot for the social position and status of the person and...More
When you arrive do go first to the info point on your right in the museum for a map and some quick pointers. You can take few minutes to visit the museum as well. The place is very large so keep this in mind if...More
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.
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