Guided tour

Vienna: Central Cemetery ‒ City of the Dead

Vienna: Central Cemetery ‒ City of the Dead

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From US$ 264.14 per group up to 10

Experience a somewhat morbid walking tour and discover the most important areas of the Vienna Central Cemetery. See the countless graves of famous personalities and listen to the interesting stories about those who found their last resting place here.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Viennese Central Cemetery and learn everything about what actually was the largest city in Austria with approximately 330,000 graves
  • Discover the graves of many famous personalities, see the graves of honor and visit the impressive Luegerkirche
  • Walk through the spacious, park-like premise from the 19th century and explore the fairly unknown areas
Full description

Experience a walking tour of a different kind and follow your guide on a tour through possibly the largest cemetery in Austria. The Vienna Central Cemetery, with its three million inhabitants, offers an abundance of history, architecture, and intrigue. 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.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 455 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    Our guide, Stefan, was polite and helpful and especially attentive to me as the only native English speaker in a group of native German Speakers. I had a few questions, and he checked with me several times to see if I was ok! To be honest, as a Doctor of Music with decent facility in German, I may have been better off on my own since there are so many other famous musicians' graves to visit than the ones we stopped at - the big ones, like Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms. Not to mention countless others in the arts. Next time I'll get a written guide and snoop around by myself! Still, Stefan was full of lots of interesting information and humorous quips!

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    May 19, 2022

    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.

    December 3, 2019

    Without the booked tour we probably wouldn't have gone to the central cemetery, which would have been a shame. It is really huge and imposing. If you are looking for some peace and quiet from the bustle of the city center, you can really relax here. The lady who led the tour really knew a lot about the personalities who are buried here. It was interesting.

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    December 2, 2019

    Product ID: 104195