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Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), Zurich

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Pay your respects to some notable figures at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). Narrow paths pass traverse lush trees and gravestones in this hauntingly beautiful cemetery. Of particular interest to tourists is the grave of James Joyce, renowned Irish novelist and poet, whose pensive statue keeps watch over the tomb. In addition, two Nobel Peace Prize winners are buried here, Paul Karrer and Leopold Ružička. Reach the site on foot (a bit of a hike uphill) or take the tram from the city and exit at the "Zoo" stop. By using our Zurich family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and other attractions in Zurich.
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  • The gravestones and tombs are works of art, modern and classical. The cemetery is quiet and peaceful and beautifully laid out. There is a info board near the entrance to show you where the 'famous' gr...  more »
  • When friends and family visit this is one of the places I take them. It's just an interesting place to visit. Not somewhere you'd spend hours though.  more »
  • The cemetery is located on the mountain above the city of Zurich. Here is how the graves of famous persons and the public. There is a small chapel. It is interesting to consider the expensive decorations and sculptures on some graves.
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  • Interessante Gräber von bekannten und weniger bekannten.
  • Go there! James Joyce is buried there, and it's beautiful.
  • Unusual cemetery, apparently a well tended garden. Comfortable bathrooms
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  • Very quiet and clean ... heated bathrooms! Some interesting sculptures!
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  • Beautiful cemetery
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