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  1. Austria
  2. Vienna
  3. Vienna Central Cemetery

Vienna: Central Cemetery ‒ City of the Dead

Product ID: 104195
Experience a somewhat morbid walking tour and discover the most important areas of the Vienna Central Cemetery. See the countless graves of famous personalities and listen to the interesting stories about those who found their last resting place here.

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About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Viennese Central Cemetery and learn everything about what actually was the largest city in Austria with approximately 330,000 graves
  • Discover the graves of many famous personalities, see the graves of honor and visit the impressive Luegerkirche
  • Walk through the spacious, park-like premise from the 19th century and explore the fairly unknown areas
Full description
Experience a walking tour of a different kind and follow your guide on a tour through possibily the largest city in Austria. The Vienna Central Cemetery, with its three million inhabitants, offers an abundance of diversity, history and nature.

Learn everything about the spaciously laid out cemetery in Vienna's south, which was opened in 1874 and discover the graves of honor for numerous personalities from the world of art, culture and politics. See soldiers' graves, memorials, graves of different religious beliefs and of course, the graves of many Viennese people.

The individual areas you will encounter during the walking tour will represent the traditions of religions, their cultures and many personal life stories. Please note that this tour will be conducted in German.
  • Officially certified tour guide
  • German-speaking tour guide
  • In-depth walking tour full of stories, personalities and particularities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour will start at Gate 2 of the Central Cemetery. Recognize your guide by their 'Austria Guide" sign.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Wear clothing suitable to the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 214 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This tour was really unique, too bad that it was over after 2 hours !!! Our guide was very eloquent, conveyed a lot of interesting facts in a fascinating way. You really got the urge to read historical information and visit the cemetery again in the near future and explore it yourself or let yourself be influenced.

December 3, 2019

Without the booked tour we probably wouldn't have gone to the central cemetery, which would have been a shame. It is really huge and imposing. If you are looking for some peace and quiet from the bustle of the city center, you can really relax here. The lady who led the tour really knew a lot about the personalities who are buried here. It was interesting.

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December 2, 2019

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November 3, 2019

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Verein Wiener Spaziergänge

Product ID: 104195