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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 good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The central chapel is more like a cathedral and worth a visit in its own right. The cemetery itself houses the graves of Beethoven, Brahms and several other renowned composers. There is also the historic and beautiful Jewish section (Gate 4), which contains many poignant...More

Thank Howi58
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful place to take a walk and enjoy a beautiful summer or fall day. You can get there easily with a tram.

Thank Reginaphilangie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is huge, as are the headstones, and beautiful and unique, each and every one of them. The Four Composers (Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, and Strauss Jr.) are all buried in a semicircle a short walk from the main entrance - Section 32A I believe...More

Thank DeeDeeF71
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much I can add to the five star reviews below which provide so much useful information. I would simply echo what has been said and add that, for me, it was one of the highlights to my visit to Vienna. Catch the 71...More

Thank ferrocene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wondering how to spend some free time in Vienna. Want to take a break from your fellow travelers. Why not visit the Central Cemetery for something new and out of the ordinary. Hop on tram 71 from the Opera House and get out at Gate...More

Thank adriano769
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see the musicians graves.. Just make sure you go through door number two because it's right there. I didn't know and went to door three and had to walk through the whole cemetery! It is the easy tram ride to get there.

Thank ReneeS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge cemetery. While most people take a quick look at the graves of Vienna's famous composers and then feel "done," there is way more to do if you have the time and inclination. Here are 3 suggestions. 1. THIRD MAN MOVIE LOCATIONS:...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you are a lover of classical music of the romantic period, this is a pilgrimage you must make. Take the 71 tram out of town, it takes about 25 minutes. Get off at the second cemetery stop, buy flowers, and walk through the main...More

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

In a city with so much to see, the Central Vienna Cemetery may seem an unlikely highlight. After the obligatory visit to the tombstone of great composers, meander the grounds to admire last individual expressions of the deceased. Franz West probably has the most unusual...More

Thank GastonDonald
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I went to the Zentralfriedhof to view my favorite composers burial place. It is enormous. Over 250k burial plots and 3-4 stops on the tram. Go to Zentralfriedhof 2 which has the info desk and the main lane. The variety and grandeur of the headstones...More

Thank John H
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What are the hours for the Jewish section of the cemetary
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
What is the best way to get from the Center City of Vienna to the Central Cemetery? Is there public transportation? Danke.
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
Karen B
Hello!! I have relatives buried in the Zentralfriedhof. We will be visiting in September 2015. I would like to see their graves. The Burial Plot is Section: T1, Group: 005b; Row: 15; Grave: 28. How do I find this plot?
27 April 2015|
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Response from Karen B |
Thank you, CeeJay!!!