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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
Simmering
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget rip-off-places like the "Sacher" - this cemetary is an absolute must. Start at the entrance "Tor 2" (Gate 2) and head for the graves of hundreds of VIPs. And then get simply lost and stroll around. Plan at least three hours, you will not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wolfproehl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I visited the graves of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss, and, yes, Falco, I actually came to visit the grave of the author, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. It's a lovely cemetery but not overly grandiose and assuming as some others I've visited in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aaron Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you liked and had a fantasy about past composers, this place can satisfy you. Here are a number of celebrities are taking peace.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank youngwoobrian
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Central Cemetery Vienna is situated in Simmering Vienna. The idea of a new cemetery appeared in 1863. Now, this cemetery have 2.4 square kilometers, with its 330 000 graves and more than 3 000 000 interments. the cemetery have many religious sections : Catholic, Protestant,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed 22 November 2018

I always wanted to visit Vienna's Central Cemetery because of my love for "The Third Man" movie. To experience it really quirky, your visit should take place during the fog. It is easy to get lost, so it's good to have cemetery plan at hand.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IanWAllen
Reviewed 19 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Janine D
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hirene
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ashdabag
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from MelanieD2740 | Reviewed this property |
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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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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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