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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
4301534690
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (46 reviews)
“jewish section” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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"buried here"
in 46 reviews
"famous composers"
in 38 reviews
"jewish section"
in 25 reviews
"great composers"
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"resting place"
in 19 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 10 reviews
"johann strauss"
in 14 reviews
"classical music"
in 24 reviews
"tram ride"
in 8 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 11 reviews
"works of art"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 10 reviews
"public transport"
in 8 reviews
"brahms"
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"tor"
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"memorial"
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"tombstones"
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Reviewed yesterday

We always visit the cemeteries in the countries that we visit. Cemeteries can give a tremendous amount of history or insight about a city or country and the Zentralfriedhof of Vienna did not disappoint. The majority of the cemetery is beautifully maintained but like all...More

Thank swtraveler15
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the cemetery using the number 6 tram which stops outside. It's a huge place but there is a bus which goes around if you need it. There are separate sections for different religions and denominations and tombs of many famous musicians. The cage...More

1  Thank djne11026
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I know it sounds weird but the cemetery actually is a great place for one to go on vacation. The grounds were beautiful well maintained like walking in a beautiful Park. the feeling of awe when walking around such a grand piece of landscape is...More

Thank ynghands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Burial place of the likes of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and others. No place like Vienna for those who love classical music where you can follow the trail of greats like these. Combine with St. Marx Cemetery.

Thank Mojaquera
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come to this place if famous death people may inspire you. The cemetery is very large and still is an active one. You can purchase a spot there is you wish. The mausoleum is a beautiful piece, must attend. The cemetery itself is nice and...More

Thank pqphan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to visit Beethoven grave and was surprised at how unassuming it was. I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting a lavish tomb with statues and sad angels. I was also disgusted by the hoards who descended upon his grave with their selfie...More

1  Thank quietorage
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit far outside of the city (and can be accessed by surface light rail), but is a beautiful place. The grounds are well kept and seeing the graves of so many famous composers is impressive.

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 20 min. Trip on tram 71 takes one to the front gate.A map is free at the info booth. Europes largest cemetery holds the bones of the giants of the musical world which are convenently clustered in Section 32a. Mozart.Beethoven,Schubert,Brahms and of course a...More

1  Thank peterakeam
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

If you enter at Gate 1 you are in the old part and it looks like a bit out of the M.Jackson Thriller Video. The last ones who were buried here happened over a hundred years ago. In the newer part you‘ll see really nice...More

3  Thank Andy1807
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We went to the cemetery at 10:00 AM on New Years Day (2018). We saw a few people, but it was mostly empty. It was like a scene right out of a movie with light fog and unsettling stillness. We visited the graves of Beethoven,...More

1  Thank Jake_and_Rach
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Greg w
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Melanie D | Reviewed this property |
Try the website friedhoefewien.at (:
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April 1, 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.
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Ron B
June 29, 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
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