Vienna Sights

Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery)

  • Simmeringer Hauptstrasse Map It
  • 11th District/Simmering
  • Cemetery

Published 04/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Austrians take seriously the pomp of a funeral, brass bands and all, and nowhere is that more evident than the Central Cemetery. A streetcar from Schwarzenbergplatz takes you to the front gates of the cemetery that contains the graves of most of Vienna's great composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, the Johann Strausses (father and son), and Arnold Schönberg, among others. Find your way around with the help of an audio guide, which can be rented for a small fee. For a hefty fee, fiakers are on standby for a carriage ride around the beautiful grounds. The monument to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a memorial only; the approximate location of his unmarked grave can be seen at the now deconsecrated St. Marx-Friedhof at Leberstrasse 6–8.

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Simmeringer Hauptstrasse, Vienna, Vienna, A-1110, Austria

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Published 04/07/2016

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