Wiener Zentralfriedhof
Wiener Zentralfriedhof
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Toronto, Canada2,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was such a great outing. It was a lot of fun to search for famous graves, and attend the Funeral Museum while there. Such a nice change for vising old Palaces and Cathedrals.

The graves of famous composers were clustered together, and somewhat central - that made them easy to find. Took us a while to find Falco. But with the help of groundskeeping staff, we found that as well.

I never thought to look out for the wild hamsters that this cemetery is known for - had I remembered, I would have made a concerted effort to look during our visit. But low and behold, one hamster practically ran up my wife's leg while we were exiting at the main cemetery road (no where near a shrub or tombstone). I think it was seeking reprieve from the horribly strong winds that day. So adorable. Great way to end our visit.
Written September 14, 2023
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I was trying to visit this famous cemetery for several years. This year I finally managed to visit it. Of course, I first wanted to see the graves of the famous composers. After that I was searching (and found) the grave of Svetozar Borojević, the Austro-Hungarian field marshal who was described as one of the finest defensive strategists of the WWI, also nicknamed the "Lion of Isonzo". Isonzo (Soča) is a river close to my hometown.
Written August 18, 2023
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Harold M
Ottawa, Canada235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Recommended for an afternoon walk and it was not disappointing.

Easy to get to on the 71 tram and a nice walkabout with plenty of benches.

I used Google Maps to get around and it was perfect. I visited the composer's area.
Written October 1, 2022
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Heike
Frankfurt, Germany25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
save for a map to where the remembrance point for Mozart was located, no real overview. Due to an injured leg, I gave up. A cemetry with wild bushes and trees, not so special
Written September 13, 2022
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Chris H
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I am a fan of old cemeteries so I had to visit this one when I was in Vienna in Oct 2019 (have had to pick Sept 2021 from the drop-down menu of dates although I can't imagine the place is any different). It's out in the suburbs of the city so I caught U-Bahn 3 to Simmering (the end of the line) and walked from there - about a mile. The cemetery is massive and I made a beeline for the composers section - more composers are buried there than you can shake a conductor's baton at! Beethoven (my favourite composer), Schubert, Brahms, various Strausses, Mozart (albeit a memorial, he's not actually buried there), actors such as Curt Jurgens and politicians such as Dr Kurt Waldheim. The Jewish section of the cemetery is particularly poignant and there are also Soviet war graves from WW2 - so you have a history of 19th and 20th Century Vienna in microcosm. Plus the cemetery features in "The Third Man" with the two "funerals" of Harry Lime! Well worth a visit.
Written August 23, 2022
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LBraddy
Minster, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Whenever I visit Vienna I always come to visit my grandparents’ grave. I don’t visit family graves back home in England but a trip to Vienna would always feel incomplete if I didn’t visit Tor 3
Written August 22, 2022
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Giacomo G
71 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Located at the east border of Vienna, not reachable by metro but only by train (s7 to the airport) or by tram. I wouldn't define it an attraction, but if you are a lover of these places you will appreciate the vastity of the cemetery and the greatness of some tombs. The most attractive point is the tomb of Beethoven that is placed in the middle together with the ones of other famous artists of classical music. Entrance is free and during the working week there is the possibility of renting audioguides.
Written April 2, 2022
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Paul J
Bethesda, MD771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We loved this amazingly huge cemetery so much that we visited twice on our vacation. Even then, we could not cover more than about 1/3 of the giant, beautiful place. Meticulously kept, the grounds are a joy to walk (or bike or run, as locals were doing), and the stones range from simple to classy to ghastly to hilarious. For anyone taking joy from typefaces or statuary, this is paradise. Of course, the luminaries are wonderful, but get the Graves of Honor book at the shop at the gate if you want stories of others you may not know. If you are fortunate enough to visit near sunset, you will be treated to miles of candles on graves, which is serene beyond description. Must go back!!
Written January 4, 2022
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Jennifer C
Phoenix, AZ38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is weird. I am actually reviewing a cemetery. Why review a cemetery? This was hands down the most beautiful cemetery I've ever been to in my entire life. I am a classical music fan which originally brought me there but wow. The whole place is unbelievable. The sculptures are just breathtaking. We went there in October so the leaves were just starting to change which added to it. It's like a museum. But I mean just spectacular.
Written October 7, 2021
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Horst S
Cape Town Central, South Africa708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
In your things-to-do list when visiting Vienna I would rate the Zentralfriedhof as one to the top 20 attractions. One of the largest in Europe, it invites for a leisurely walk in the large grounds as well as a visit to the graves of many famous people, mostly composers. The graves are well-kept and easy to find, especially the well-known ones. You can use the tram to get there which is also a good time to see parts of Vienna.
Written October 20, 2020
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