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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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"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"
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"memorial"
in 52 reviews
"tombstones"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Andy1807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the cemetary is huge. graves are everywhere what a sight. well cared for. near the highway. history was made here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all this is a huge cemetery and not really a tourist attraction despite of the fact that many people come here to see the graves of Beethoven and the surroundings. There are quite little information on how to find these graves, so the...More

1  Thank chiruchi
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 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

1  Thank Jayne1010_11
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

2  Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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

2  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

1  Thank Olittad
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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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Greg w
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Response from Melanie D | Reviewed this property |
Try the website friedhoefewien.at (:
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2 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.
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Ron B
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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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