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Vienna: Central Cemetery ‒ City of the Dead

1. Vienna: Central Cemetery ‒ City of the Dead

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.

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Vienna: Guided Tour of Zentralfriedhof and Bestattungsmuseum

2. 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.

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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.

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What people are saying about Vienna Central Cemetery

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4.8 / 5

based on 339 reviews

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.

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide Interesting tour;certainly different and interesting. A bit pricey if you go alone but if you sign up as a small group well with it.

Very good guide with in-depth knowledge and understandable pronunciation. It was a very interesting tour with historical background information.

Entertaining, informative tour with an extremely personable guide plus the famous Viennese Schmäh. Knowledge packaged in an entertaining way

Incredibly interesting tour with a very knowledgable and nice guide, Christa Schwarz (?).