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Vienna: Vienna Central Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

1. Vienna: Vienna Central Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

Experience a walking tour of a different kind and follow your guide on a tour through possibly the largest cemetery in Austria. The Vienna Central Cemetery, with its three million inhabitants, offers an abundance of history, architecture, and intrigue. 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.

Vienna: Guided Walking Tour of the Central Cemetery

2. Vienna: Guided Walking Tour of the Central Cemetery

Take a guided stroll through Vienna's Central Cemetery, a beautiful park full of history and memories of Vienna's most beloved and notorious citizens. Enjoy nature while learning about those who have been buried here. Admire unique grave art and hear about extraordinary lives.  Meet your guide near the Tor 2 entrance of the Central Cemetery and begin your macabre adventure. Visit the graves of world famous Viennese citizens like Mozart and Beethoven but also lesser known folks who lived extraordinary lives. Find out out why Vienna has such a big cemetery and why it has become such a popular site. Learn about the city without having to face the hot city center and the crowds there.  Discover unique grave art and admire stunning views of the cemetery church of St. Karl Borromäus which boasts an impressive Art Nouveau design. End your tour near the cemetery's honorary graves. 

Vienna: Group Tour of Vienna Central Cemetery

3. Vienna: Group Tour of Vienna Central Cemetery

Follow your guide through the Vienna Central Cemetery and discover more about the remarkable individuals that have been buried there from your local guide. Be greeted by your guide at gate 2 of the Vienna Central Cemetery. Walk through the tombstones as you listen to your guide tell you stories about this unusual place. Find out more about people like Beethoven and Salieri, who are buried there.

Vienna: Guided Tour of Zentralfriedhof and Bestattungsmuseum

4. Vienna: Guided Tour of Zentralfriedhof and Bestattungsmuseum

Nowhere else in a city like Vienna is the dead silence and living space as close together as in the Vienna Central Cemetery. The density of famous graves of celebrities who have found their final resting place here is unique. Musicians, poets, actors, scientists, and politicians shaped the history of Austria. Explore the Vienna Central Cemetary with your guide and see the vast array of graves for yourself.  Then visit the Vienna Funeral Museum. In the museum, search for traces of the "schöne Leich". Then take a leisurely walk to the most important honorary graves. At the end of the private guided tour, you will see the Dr. Karl Lueger Memorial Church. A jewel of sacred architecture in Viennese Art Nouveau.

3-Hour Walking Tour of Vienna Central Cemetery

5. 3-Hour Walking Tour of Vienna Central Cemetery

Discover Europe’s second-largest cemetery in Vienna. The Vienna Central Cemetery is an important part of Viennese cultural history, the resting place of 3 million people, and also a huge park. Outstanding presidents, architects, composers, actors, singers, writers, engineers, explorers, painters, and many others found their final place of rest in this cemetery. See the graves of famous people and learn more about their lives. Admire the imaginative designs of the graves with impressive sculptures. You can also visit the Karl Lueger Memorial Church, one of the masterpieces of Viennese Art Nouveau.

Vienna: Private Central Cemetery and Church Walking Tour

6. Vienna: Private Central Cemetery and Church Walking Tour

The Vienna Central Cemetery - the most significant burial place in Vienna. From what was initially a much criticized cemetery, today it is one of the most beautiful and splendid cemeteries in Vienna. As the old saying goes, everyone is equal in death. On Vienna's Central Cemetery, this probably only applies to the area below the earth. Splendor and glory, reputation and prosperity are impressively documented beyond lifetime. See monumental tombs of many famous people. Numerous tombs and memorials were erected in the Vienna Central Cemetery for eternal remembrance and as a warning reminder of senseless death. See the graves for the victims of the Ringtheater fire in 1881 and the graves for the Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Vienna in 1945. At a dominant position, almost in the center, is the magnificent cemetery church in Viennese Art Nouveau. During a guided tour of the church, you will learn about the exciting architecutural history. At the end of the private tour at the Vienna Central Cemetery you will see the forest cemetery. The modern burial has arrived in our society.

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What people are saying about Vienna Central Cemetery

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 693 reviews

We had a very informative and entertaining tour with Johann, who interspersed funny anecdotes about various famous people. The beautiful burial church in the center of the cemetery is particularly impressive. In any case, I would recommend this tour to get a good first overview, but the area also invites you to walk in beautiful avenues.

Despite the rain, we had two entertaining hours at the central cemetery. Elena told us vividly about the history of the cemetery and told us exciting and interesting anecdotes. The time just flew by. Long live the Central Cemetery :)

Our guide Dr. Johann Rechberger professionally told us the funniest stories about Vienna's (famous) "Central Cemetery Residents" with a lot of knowledge, charm and humor.

Meeting point was good and easy to reach. The guide was very personable and very knowledgeable. He guided us to the highlights and was able to answer all of our questions.

The walking tour in the beautiful Vienna Central Cemetery is a wonderful & unique experience. Highly recommended!