Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), Vienna

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At Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), see how the city of music built monumental tombs for some of the world's best composers. Landscape architects Karl Jonas Mylius and Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli designed the cemetery in 1870. This final resting place for people of all religions spreads across 2.5 sq km (620 acres). Take a tour with an audio guide and check out the most interesting spots: honorary graves, a church, presidential crypt, Mozart cenotaph, War Memorial, and Park of Peace and Power. Take a car or a public "cemetery bus" line to see more spots, and visit the graves of famous composers Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss. Work out when and for how long to visit Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and other Vienna attractions using our handy Vienna road trip website.
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  • I am a fan of old cemeteries so I had to visit this one when I was in Vienna in Oct 2019 (have had to pick Sept 2021 from the drop-down menu of dates although I can't imagine the place is any... 
    I am a fan of old cemeteries so I had to visit this one when I was in Vienna in Oct 2019 (have had to pick Sept 2021 from the drop-down menu of dates although I can't imagine the place is any...  more »
  • Whenever I visit Vienna I always come to visit my grandparents’ grave. I don’t visit family graves back home in England but a trip to Vienna would always feel incomplete if I didn’t visit Tor 3 
    Whenever I visit Vienna I always come to visit my grandparents’ grave. I don’t visit family graves back home in England but a trip to Vienna would always feel incomplete if I didn’t visit Tor 3  more »
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  • Without a doubt this is the most beautiful cemetery I’ve ever visited, I would go as far as to say that Austrians are obsessed with with their deaths, the majority of the graves in this glorious cemetery have got a amazing tombstone. L
  • The only cemetery that lives. Very well-kept. Spending a day there is not much where we get lost in many types and forms of commemorating people - from simple obelisks to sophisticated modern sculptures. In particular, full of tolerance and that everyone is equal there. You don't have to look for evidence of that too long. The part devoted and the rest of the Soviet soldiers Is an excellent example of tolerance and equality. The best description of this place will be words of British Prime Minister William Evart Gladstone "Show me how a nation or community cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals."

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