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Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery)

Neighbourhood: Fluntern
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Address: Zurichberg district, Zurich, Switzerland

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The gravestones and tombs are works of art, modern and classical. The cemetery is quiet and peaceful and beautifully laid out. There is a info board near the entrance to show you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jo M
Dorking, United Kingdom
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gravestones and tombs are works of art, modern and classical. The cemetery is quiet and peaceful and beautifully laid out. There is a info board near the entrance to show you where the 'famous' graves are. Very well maintained and immaculate in the Swiss way. Just off the 'Zoo' tram stop.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When friends and family visit this is one of the places I take them. It's just an interesting place to visit. Not somewhere you'd spend hours though.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The place is just around the corner of Zurich ZOO. It's quite high but you dont have a view to the city from here. The cementry is very quiet and small but nice. You can also see a sculpture of James Joyce above his grave.

1 Thank Kamcio
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is a place you are going to with a pre-determined purpose. Probably to seek out James Joyce, and then possibly to allow a secondary flow of wonderment and wisdom trickle vicariously into your soul by simply sharing a second of time-space with the others who are there.

1 Thank Paul C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Go there! Fantastic , silent walk in the colours of autumn! What a peaceful , enjoyable 2 h I've had there. The shapes of the tombstones peak at yiu feom the fall - painted bushes!

Thank Emilia L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We visited in the rain but it was still quite possibly the most beautiful week of the year for the breathtakingly Autumnal colours. Friedhof Fluntern has many famous graves. Nobel Physicists, medics, authors, playwrights. There is a map and some information at the entrance. Many of the gravestones have intricately carved stonework and are easy to read despite being more... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

We took the tram up the hill, past the zoo and exited at the cemetery. It was getting late, so we searched the map on the wood to find the plot we were looking for, took photos and went back to the tram. It's beautiful, even as a cemetery. The Swiss know what they are doing.

3 Thank anonymousLosAngeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

spent week in zurich,lovely city,clean,great transport but everything real expensive.Private kind of people,on our first search for graveyard,nobody in Flutern could offer much assistance.We were told it was before zoo at tram stop but our time ran out so we made second attempt day after.ITwas actually about 100 yrs beyond the stop. There had been a good fall of snow... More 

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massapequa, new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

I had come to see the grave of James Joyce. I had long wished to visit. There are two ways to reach Fluntern Cemetery, by tram #6 or by Funicular from Susenbergstrasse, then a slow hike uphill past some remarkable homes through a neighborhood few can afford. The is a brown-gravel path leading into the graveyard. His plot is toward... More 

3 Thank james m
Puebla, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

James Joyce and some other famous people are burried in here. Is a very nice graveyard and very peacefull place. You can visit some other places there are near, the Zurich zoo and the fifa headquarters.

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