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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“buried here” (44 reviews)
“jewish section” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found Schubert, Johann Strauss, Brahms, and Beethoven’s graves all in the ‘musik’ section on the left side just a short walk on the main path from the main gate from the museum. It is possible to drive your car up the path right up...More

Thank OPY_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always nice ti visit a cemetery in bigger towns. That one is special with so many famous people bding buried here...

Thank izi f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to describe the feeling standing amongst the graves of the many great composers laid to rest here. I'm not one to fawn over the dead, but it did give a moment of reflection and a bit of awe. Somewhat humbling to think of the...More

Thank theswissmister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A somewhat morbid venue I know but the shear size of this place is amazing, it is the largest cemetery in Europe. If looking at gravestones and monuments is your thing this is a must. As an additional point of interest if you are a...More

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We took a train out to this area to check out some of the famous grave sites - Bach, Beethoven, Strauss are among the famed. There is also a group of very unusual grave sites in that same area that are worth checking out. Not...More

Thank Dmctimm
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Viennese affectionately call their trams "Bims" - from the word "bimmeln" (from the ringing of the bell when the tram moves on). It is classic Viennese humor to hear in conversation "Ja, er hat die 71 Straßenbahn nehmen . . . " to "take...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Enjoy a lovely experience visiting the place where famous musicians, politicians, pop stars, etc. are buried. E.g.: Strauss, Udo Jürgens.

Thank Julio G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Sometimes you have more fun in a place like this than a dull city. Inscriptions give a lot of info about the people that created a part of our civilisation. You can infer a lot for the social position and status of the person and...More

1  Thank George C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

When you arrive do go first to the info point on your right in the museum for a map and some quick pointers. You can take few minutes to visit the museum as well. The place is very large so keep this in mind if...More

Thank Zatash
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Never think of a graveyard as a tourist attraction, but this has lots of tombs of famous (and infamous) people and other tombs are interesting to see.

Thank verdun2
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Greg w
5 August 2017|
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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.
Ron B
29 June 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