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

With just days before All Hollow's Eve / All Saints what better place to visit than the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna. We had made our way to Simmering by public transport (trams stop right outside the gates) and joined a guided tour of the history and...More

Thank SabineBogeCro
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a music fan and want to see the graves of Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss, Brahms and Beethoven. It is about a 15-20 minute train ride. There are three train stops that give you access to Central Cemetery. We stopped at the 2nd...More

1  Thank mgs1627
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a music geek I admit...so I had to see the tombs of the great music masters...Mozart, Beethoven, for example. Peaceful beautiful place for a stroll.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK so not an obvious tourist destination..but for me the highlight of my Vienna trip. With many famous classical music composers graves being the first you'll see its off to a good start. Vienna Central Cemetery is vast and many of the gravestones are grand...More

Thank bruce543210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get there by public transport, but it isn't as central as the name implies so you need time. On a nice day, you can wander for hours among the greats of Austrian history. It is very large and at the gate (there is...More

1  Thank Pierre S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the trip out of town. The site is massive and we ended up spending about four hours just wandering around. There are some very spectacular graves and wonderful wildlife. (We saw a black squirrel and a deer while we were there.) There are...More

Thank MissLam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While enjoying a nice walk in the huge areal you can visit the gravestones of some famous people like Mozart or Falco.

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery complex is huge but most tourists head for the musician section. The graves of leading composers is just breathtaking. A fabulous place to visit if you are musically interested.

1  Thank Newytraveller53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The central chapel is more like a cathedral and worth a visit in its own right. The cemetery itself houses the graves of Beethoven, Brahms and several other renowned composers. There is also the historic and beautiful Jewish section (Gate 4), which contains many poignant...More

Thank Howi58
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A beautiful place to take a walk and enjoy a beautiful summer or fall day. You can get there easily with a tram.

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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
Karen B
27 April 2015|
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Response from Karen B |
Thank you, CeeJay!!!