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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” (45 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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4301534690
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"buried here"
in 45 reviews
"famous composers"
in 37 reviews
"jewish section"
in 25 reviews
"great composers"
in 21 reviews
"resting place"
in 18 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 10 reviews
"johann strauss"
in 13 reviews
"music lovers"
in 13 reviews
"tram ride"
in 8 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 11 reviews
"works of art"
in 5 reviews
"public transport"
in 8 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"brahms"
in 115 reviews
"tor"
in 40 reviews
"memorial"
in 52 reviews
"tombstones"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Making a touristic visit of a cementery sounds weird, but here you can see the graves of the major classical music composers of the history including Beethoven... the place is huge and the graves are very well cared, its a nice visit, not sad as...More

Thank Maurodrmmr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a week's holiday in Vienna and my husband wanted to visit the cemetery to pay his respects to his favourite composer Johannes Brahms. We caught the No.6 tram and it was a quick and easy journey. We spent an enjoyable hour in the...More

Thank Jayne1010_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well-kept cemetery with some absolutely amazing monuments. It is a working cemetery so you may see some funerals taking place, just remember to be respectful. Also more workers around than any other cemetery I have visited...I got yelled at for stepping on the...More

1  Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Vienna and you are a lover of classical music, do not miss seeing the final resting places of several of the world's most famous composers. From Schwarzenbergplatz in central downtown Vienna, take the #71 tram to Zentralfriedhof and get off at the...More

1  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family thought I was nuts when I suggested we visit Central Cemetary. As it turned out, we were all fascinated. The grave sites are all sorted by what the individuals did for a living, hence, all the musicians are buried in the same section....More

Thank Olittad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Vienna's "Zentralfriedhof" is a great experience. However, with this report, I would like to give some recommendations on what to do after (or before) your visit. Grab a typically Austrian meal at "Gaststätte Pistauer" (see my report on this one) or enjoy coffee and...More

1  Thank Bernhard L
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

A short cab or tram ride and you are surrounded by over 330000 dead people. As this was my third man trip to Vienna, this is where my favorite film starts and ends and I had to visit. From super ornate and gothic memorials to...More

Thank brianinboca
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

I've always had a morbid fascination for cemeteries and have visited many. So I couldnt miss a place with such a concentration of celebrity and mausoleum art. As mentioned it's relatively easy to reach from the Inner Stadt . I caught the 71 tram from...More

Thank bluetunney
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 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

2  Thank estuite
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

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

1  Thank Tomi V
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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 2, 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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