Vienna's Zentralfriedhof (or Central Cemetery) is one of the most beautiful monumental cemeteries I've visited. It is also MASSIVE and you'd need more than just a few hours to full explore. If you're a photographer who is interested by funerary monuments as subjects, you couldn't ask for a better spot. Be sure to visit the music section and see the tombs of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss and many others. FYI - it's definitely not withing walking distance of city center. There is a tram that will take you directly there, however, and which stops near the Belvedere on return, so those are two sights to catch on the same day.
If you like cemeteries, this one is not to be missed. Famous residents include Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, many Strausses, and the physicist Ludwig Boltzmann. The grounds are lovely and the tombstones are highly varied works of art. The cemetery is a bit outside of town, but you can take the 71 tram line all the way from Schwarzenberg (near the opera house) or catch it from the last U3 station at Simmering.
This cemetery is one of the largest in the world. I'm not sure what compelled me to visit, but I did. It seems endless. Some sections look like they haven't been maintained in centuries. There are many Jewish graves around the time of WWII, which is depressing. Just don't go close to sundown like I did. My two friends and I got lost and ended up RUNNING around the perimeter of the cemetery in the dark because we were so scared of being locked in for the night.
Vienna's largest cemetery and the final resting place of some very illustrious Viennese like Beethoven, Strauss, and Brahms. The cemetery is very large and supposedly there are more people buried in the Zentralfriedhof than currently live in Vienna. On a nice sunny day it is a nice place to walk. Aside from the checking out the tombs of some famous people don't miss the central Church, which is a very interesting combination of architectural styles.
Going to a cemetery for sightseeing might seem a bit odd, but once you've been here, you'll understand. Besides the famous names (Strauss and Beethoven, to name a couple), the decorations on the tombs are elaborate, and you'll find several interesting sculptures, overgrown mausoleums, and other sights that make it worth a visit.
I love big old cemeteries and this one was stunning. It's the rest place of many famous composers and full of monumental statuary and mausoleums but the part I loved the most was the old Jewish sections. It was, in many ways, terribly sad to wander through the overgrown, abandoned section knowing that there wasn't anyone around to maintain it anymore.
Central cemetery is largest in Vienna, Vienna is also Europe''s second largest cemetery. Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, schubert, strauss family rest in the more than 20 world-class music masters, such as tombstones and statue, constitute an art gallery. The central cemetery is located in the south-eastern suburbs will Vienna, Vienna area is wide, was established in 1874, now the cemetery Rio 330000 headstones of silence. A lot of people here to mourn those great life: Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, schubert, strauss family and so on, and these music master the tombs in the cemetery of the no. 3 no. 32 a zone. , serene forest of tomb sculptures, unruffled the candles and flowers, as if a great art museum.