Central Cemetery, Vienna

At Central Cemetery, 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Central Cemetery and many more Vienna attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vienna road trip website .
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  • it's a long walk if you want to see all the graveyarrds of famous People in the various sections (Christian, jewish, muslim, Buddha), so care for comfortable shoes, strolling in the park like Setting ...  more »
  • If you are a fan of classical music, this is the perfect place. You can find the graves of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schoenberg, members of the Strauss family, and many more famous composer...  more »
  • The cemetery of Vienna, as many great European cemeteries is famous for characters who would lie and why the graves are true works of art in their own right. Here are buried the musicians, the statues have nothing to envy to the museums and if you are lucky you can see deer and animals, the outermost areas especially, among the graves. Almost a natural park. Then there's them, the graves of the Jewish side. Forget perfect roads and graves maintained and full of flowers, here the gravestones are covered with Ivy, tall grass and trees seem to have the upper hand. Walk among the tombstones and statues and read the names of those who probably has more friends or relatives that can cure the graves. Maybe dead for persecution or maybe who knows. A walk into another world
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  • Als doch einer der grössten Friedhöfe der Welt ist es auch sehr beeindruckend wer hier alles liegt. Sehr viele österreichische Künstler. Was sehr interessant ist mal zu sehen. Es ist nicht der schönste Friedhof den ich jemals gesehen habe (Da hat Paris einen schöneren) aber es ist ein sehr schöner! Kann man auf jedenfall empfehlen. Auch für nur einen Spaziergang da es sehr schön kombiniert wurde Park und Friedhof.
  • Must visit in Wien. If you have a car and want to visit the famous musicians' graves, go Tor. 2. "Funeral Museum Vienna Bestattungsmuseum am Wiener Zentralfriedhof" should be a better destination in Google Maps.
  • A must visit peaceful place with historic tombs if you are in Vienna.
  • A peaceful and beautiful place. You can see where all the famous musicians and other celebrities rest forever.
  • Where some of the great names in music (and more) are laid to rest. Fascinating place. Tram stop no2 is the easiest way to get there (no71 tram) afterwards try the museum, it's amazing.

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As a former imperial capital, Vienna is full of lavish hotels reminiscent of the city’s royal past. If you’re traveling on a budget, it’s not hard to find hotels for a more affordable price. Consider staying in the Innere Stadt, or First District, if you only have a short time in town, as you’ll be within easy walking distance to many of the city’s main tourist attractions. Outside of the central core, Leopoldstadt, or Second District, lines the Danube and offers peaceful walks through tree-lined paths. For shopaholics, Mariahilf, or Sixth District, is a central neighborhood with busy shopping streets and lively markets.
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