Famous deads at Zentralfriedhof

Pay your respects to the likes of Strauss, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert at one of the biggest cemeteries in the world: Zentralfriedhof, in the south-eastern part of Vienna.
Zentralfriedhof  (Vienna’s central cemetery) is one of the largest cemeteries in the world by number of interred and is the most well-known cemetery among Vienna's nearly 50 cemeteries. It stretches over more than two square kilometres so if you are looking for a destination to have a long walk or run, this tranquil place is one to consider. Zentralfriedhof hosts perhaps the world's largest concentration of memorials honouring the dead. Among those interred there are Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss and Johannes Brahms. It’s worth visiting the Jewish section, too – vandalised by Nazi sympathisers after Austria was annexed, it’s been kept as it was left as a reminder of the horrors of fascism. Also, the cemetery is a habitat of deer, field hamsters, squirrels, badgers, martens, kestrels, and many others that value this huge area as much as the Viennese. If you want to explore it all, we recommend taking an audio tour.