Central Cemetery, Vienna

4.5
#1 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Austria
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. Use our Vienna trip generator to add Central Cemetery and other attractions to your Vienna vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Central Cemetery
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,199 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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
    View original
Google
  • March 26, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2016
    Meaningful place for classical music mania. There are Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, Mozart so many composers monument in here. I heard Antonio Salieri also in here but it's very difficult to find. Very very large place so searching the location you want to go first.
  • August 14, 2016
    large, with intresting monuments, and a lot of honourgraves! Falco, Supertramp,.....
  • December 1, 2016
    Great cemetry with lots of musical celebrity's
  • July 24, 2016
    Humbling experience to visit the graves of some of the greatest people that have walked the surface of this planet.

Plan your trip to Vienna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Vienna

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Vienna by other users

10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Austria BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Germany & Austria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans