Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), Vienna

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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  • Before we went there I wasn't sure if it was worth it because it's a cemetary. It is worth it. It's very nice to walk around here because the nature's beautiful and it's very peaceful. Must do while.....  more »
  • This is where Beethoven and Mozart are buried. While it is a beautiful calm place, there is zero accommodation for anyone who is not literate in Deutsch. I would encourage you to visit, but plan...  more »
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  • Great thing to do in Vienna on a Sunday when not much else is open. The cemetery is huge and provides a beautiful stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Go to Gate 2 and the graves of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert will be on the left hand side straight in in group 32A. Many of the tombstones are works of art.
  • ARRIVING in Vienna on a Sunday = not much open, nothing much to do. THANK GOODNESS! A quick, inexpensive tram ride took us to Central Cemetery on this gorgeous sunny Sunday, walking through the park like atmosphere we saw the graves of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahams, Strauss and more. Many of these tombs are spectacular works of art. Secret! One can take a carriage ride through the cemetery. Bonus! The cafe was open, we had a lovely dessert and a couple of glasses of wine.

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