We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
Phone Number:
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Europe's second largest cemetery marks the final resting place for over 2.5...

Europe's second largest cemetery marks the final resting place for over 2.5 million people, including Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Strauss.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,133 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 252
  • 127
    Very good
  • 22
  • 1
  • 1
Wonderfully Quiet

Despite being home to some of the most important composers of all time, this cemetery was almost completely quiet. It was a wonderful experience to visit a graveyard of importance... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Add Photo Write a Review

1,133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 403: English reviews
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite being home to some of the most important composers of all time, this cemetery was almost completely quiet. It was a wonderful experience to visit a graveyard of importance and find it very well maintained and respected. Simply strolling the grounds, you will find a plethora of intriguing vaults and graves. This cemetery is a one of the highlights... More 

Thank e449
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a long tram ride from the city centre but well worth it to see this vast necropolis where Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and other are buried. Lots of trees, shrubs and flowers made the place very alive and it is very popular with tourists - of all ages. Huge church in the centre and traffic rolling through the whole place:... More 

Thank engine55
United States
Level Contributor
686 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This truly was one of the highlights of my trip. I took the tram from the city center out to the cemetery, and enjoyed a great day of solitude among the stones. Be sure to check out the famous--Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Hedy Lamaar and so many more. If you are really into the history, do some advance reading to learn... More 

1 Thank 1AnnieEliza
Level Contributor
52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have been to. The interesting part for us was the musicians zone, where you can see tombs of Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms, Schubert and other ones. Very peaceful and pretty place.

Thank Andres M
Towcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our tour from the airport, Francis our taxi driver took us to the cemetery as our first stop. It is an amazing place the headstone/statuary are spectacular and of course all the famous and important of Austria are buried here from composers to politicians. The part missed by many is the art deco church with its light airy interior... More 

Thank MHGN
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
82 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

When I lived in Vienna, I became very interested i the city's storied past. I read Frederic Morton's The Nervous Splendor of Vienna as if I was reading a work of fiction, for the facts of the lives and accomplishments of the people of Vienna are exceptional. Freud, Mozart, Bethoveen Mahler, Jung, Einstein and more all spend some of their... More 

1 Thank hbg100
Level Contributor
70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This enormous cemetery is worth seeing due to it's unbelievable architecture and the fact that world famous composers are buried here. You can see Johann Strauss, Ludvig van Beethoven, Amadeus Mozart and many others in musicians corner. Most of the graves are very old and stunningly beautiful. Must see.

Thank Dag M
Level Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

if you have extra time while visiting Vienna it is recommended to spend few hours at the Central Cemetery. Why? Because you will see how real Austrian cultural tradition is "live and die in style"

Thank Svetlana L
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Mozart's memorial, not the original grave. Take your time. Wear comfortable shoes. Take lots of pictures or record.

Thank okydo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Cemetery is huge. You might get lost in middle. but it is worth visiting and spending some time there

Thank Piumal T

Travellers who viewed Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) also viewed


Been to Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?