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Zentralfriedhof Feb 02, 2017
This cemetery opened in october 1874 after the older cemeteries Sankt Marx, Währing (both are also interresting) etc. became to small. It was at the beginn rather unpopular because of the distance from the town so the city council made from 1881 a "Ehrengräberanlage" with famose persons like Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert etc. coming from other cemeteries and 1910 a big church by Max Hegele and finaly also the tram line 71 from the center to the cemetery.

Between Weichseltalweg & Leberweg.

Get there by tram 71, 72 and 6, main entrance is tram stop Zentralfriedhof 2.Tor, you can also enter at the tram stops Zentralfriedhof 1. (for the old jewish cemetery) and 3. (protestant cemetry) Tor. Inside is a bus every half hour between 9 am and 3,30 pm.
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nerdy_tourist nerdy_to…
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Ludwig Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozarts Grave Oct 12, 2011
This was a really unique experience. Getting there and the parking was easy. The parking and the entry was free. Beethoven's Grave and Mozart's Grave were pretty cool to see along with the thousands of other tombstones that were there. No tombstone was a like. The Cemetery was filled with famous presidents, poets, soccer players, and writers. (All from Austria of course)All in all it was a great experience and I will never forget it.
Christalin at Beethoven's Grave
Mozarts Grave
Beethoven's Grave
Beethoven's Grave
spocklogic spocklog…
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Where the dead live on in grandeur Feb 12, 2006
The Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) is the largest public cemetery in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It is easily accessible by bus from the city center and takes about 20-30 minutes to reach. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but as soon as you walk a short distance inside, you will see some of the most ornate and impressive collections of grave monuments anywhere. It is vast too and spans 2.4 square kilometers and provides a place for 3.3 million internments. I suppose a cemetery as a tourist attraction seems odd on the surface, but it's wonderful in a sense to walk the grounds and pay tribute too.

What an impressive array of fabulous stones, marking the graves of some famous, some well to do, some just lucky I guess to even be there. It is a place where the dead live on in grandeur! There are many luminaries residing in eternal rest there - Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Strauss, to name some musical persons. Many scientists, artists, writers, and others of famous influence reside there as well. I actually went there to see Ludwig Boltzmann (famous for his contributions to statistical mechanics and for making the connection between entropy and probability: S = klog W, which is inscribed on his gravestone), but I paid a visit to Beethoven and many others as well.

Wow, it was cold that day! And in a cemetery too...Brrrrr, extra cold, but I was warmed in the presence of such luminaries!! It really was amazing, just being there with great persons of expression and achievement. Even so they were dead, I had a warm feeling being close to them in presence that day. Sounds weird I guess, but that is my experience I share with you, such as it was to me. Some experiences inspire us to higher connections within ourselves and the Zentralfriedhof does that and more. An impressive, inspiring and humbling place that should not be missed when in Vienna.

For a nice collection of photos in the Zentralfriedhof, there is an interesting blog called "Cities of the Dead" where you will find them posted:

Ludwig Boltzmann
Zentralfriedhof main road
Picturesque in places
Many roads and paths
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spocklogic says:
Thanks for all the congratulations on the featured review. @Sima - it's easier to work in inverse centimeters and remember k = 0.695 cm^-1/K. It's nice too because in inverse centimeters hc~1. Well, Boltzmann didn't live to see the quantum mechanics revolution, but he might have made that initial spark that started it.
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011
the_bill says:
Congrats on the feature!
Posted on: Nov 05, 2011
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Posted on: Nov 05, 2011

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