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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strange thing to do whilst on holiday. But worth a look. Take the number 71 tram to visit the graves of famous composers. Beethoven,Strauss,Schubert, Brahms and of course Mozart (although he is not actually buried there). A monument in his memory instead. A massive immaculate...More

Thank Janine D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to this cemetery to see the graves of the great composers, Strauss, Beethoven etc. We paid for the audio guides 6Euros each, not worth the money. The map we were given with the guides were in Austrian and were very confusing so not...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here many times over the years and am always pleasantly surprised how well the grounds are kept up. If you are lucky you may even see a "reh" or two - the deer which have made the Cemetery their home.

Thank Hirene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very big so you must expect a long walk. If you are lucky you may enconter deers. It's not that central...i took the tram to it which was pretty nice because i got to see a part of vienna that was not touristic and...More

Thank ashdabag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost passed on going to the cemetery as it was not near our riverboat. On our free day in Vienna, our sense of adventure won out and with the help of some directions, we took the two subways and a tram ride and found...More

Thank LittleSis54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I coincidentally ended up in the Old Jewish Cemetery part when I got off the train (it is quite a travel from the city center). I was deeply impressed. Not only by the beauty, tranquility and richness of this part of the cemetery, but much...More

Thank cjfb1980
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Working city cemetery, not meant to be a tourist attraction. That being said, loads of tourists. Zero information in English, no maps provided. Would have been nice if there was a self guided walk or something. Would have loved to learn more about some people...More

Thank AC_A340
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We went explicitly to see the graves of some of the music greats: Beethoven, Brahms, the Strausses, Schubert, Von Suppe, and Salieri (obstructed during our visit by some maintenance). The musical graves are beautiful and memorable and are all located in one area (except Salieri)....More

Thank Passenger782341
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Here you will understand, why the Viennese people like life and see death being part of it. And find as well many famous people buried here - almost all. Only Mozart has found his last place in a small cementary in 3rd district...

Thank Resort780130
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Beautifully-maintained cemetery with lots of trees. Found the musicians' graves quite easily: 200yds up the main path then turn left. Lunch at the cafe near the entrance was lovely and not too expensive - they do great pastries too.

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Greg w
5 August 2017|
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Response from MelanieD2740 | Reviewed this property |
Try the website friedhoefewien.at (:
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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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