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Cemetary Tours

A couple cemetary tours in Vienna...

#1: Friedhof der Namenlosen
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The Friedhof der Namenlosen ('the cemetery of the nameless') is perhaps the most tranquil of all the graveyards in Vienna. It is situated on the left bank of the Danube and is best known thanks to the film Before Sunrise, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Anyone who takes the time to spend some time here will not easily forget the impact of a walk under shady trees surrounded by row after row of inconspicuous graves. As the name suggests, most of those buried here between 1900 and 1940 remain anonymous. Most of the crosses are marked with a chilling "Unknown"; on a few there stands only a christian name.

#2: Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetary)
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This enormous cemetery spanning 2.4 squared kilometers of the southern part of Vienna, is the final resting place of 3 million residents of Vienna. There are two very different areas in particular that merit a visit: the old Jewish quarter, and the grove dedicated to honored personalities. On the first visit, one might note a morbid atmosphere in the cemetery, in which more than 500 important figures are remembered by magnificent gravestones—from Johannes Brahms to Hans Moser to Falco. In the center of the area, a "liars" memorial is erected for the secessionist Max Hegele.
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Friedhof der Namenlosen
Friedhof der Namenlosen
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Namenlos (Nameless)
Namenlos (Nameless)
Unbekannt, männlich (unknown, man)
Unbekannt, männlich (unknown, man)
Ertrunken beim Bau des Hafens (drowned during buildng of the port)
Ertrunken beim Bau des Hafens (drowned during buildng of the port)
Fahrradunglück (bicycle misfortune)
Fahrradunglück (bicycle misfortune)
Ertrunken durch fremde Hand (drowned by foreign hands)
Ertrunken durch fremde Hand (drowned by foreign hands)
Ein Opfer seines Berufes (victim of his job)
Ein Opfer seines Berufes (victim of his job)
Namenlos (nameless)
Namenlos (nameless)
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Gedicht (poem)
Gedicht (poem)
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