Cemeteries in Vienna
The native Viennese don’t consider cemeteries merely as burial sites; moreover, they are part of the Viennese history and soul. Viennese cemeteries are places of culture, art and recreation. No wonder, the Austrian pop musician Wolfgang Ambros dedicated his song „Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof“ (Long live the Central Cemetary) to the Central Cemetery Vienna.
Vienna’s most famous and significant cemetery, the Central Cemetery Vienna stretches around 2.5 million square meters and is the final resting place for about 330.000 people of all religions. Many important personalities such as Johann Strauß (father and son), Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Nestroy, but also famous politicians and popular celebrities like Hans Moser and Falco found their last rest on the Central Cemetery. Owing to its diverse flora and fauna, the park-like cemetery is not only a place of quiet reflection, but also a place for recreation and silence. Why not join one of the guided tours through the Central Cemetery?
Absolutely worth visiting is the St. Marxer Cemetery. This burial site in the 3rd district is known for its art and is not in use any more. Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was buried here in this idyllic cemetery. The magnificent bloom of countless lilac bushes is famous among Viennese and so this cemetery is also known as a place for recreation.