Carriage rides in the city of the dead
Would you also like to follow in the footsteps of the authors Marliese Mendel and Alexandra Gruber, described in your book "50 things a Viennese must have done" (Pichler-Verlag)? Then you've come to the right place, because the Frank Wulf Fiaker business is the only one with a license for tours to the central cemetery.
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Not out of tradition,
but out of passion!
We will show you one of the most magical places in Vienna – the central cemetery. Frank Wulf is the only Viennese Fiaker entrepreneur to have a license for tours of the central cemetery. Over a thousand honorary graves await you here, fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, as well as beautiful nature, which makes the cemetery a popular local recreation area.
"Long live the central cemetery"
The Vienna Central Cemetery was opened in 1874 and, with an area of almost two and a half square kilometers and around 330,000 grave sites with around three million deceased, is one of the largest cemeteries in Europe. It has been expanded a total of seven times in the course of its history, the last time in 1921. At the time of its opening, it was considered the largest in Europe. According to the number of people buried, this is still true today; In terms of area, however, the four square kilometer Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg and Brookwood Cemetery near London are larger.
You go straight through the main portal and have a view of the cemetery church of St. Charles Borromeo crowned by a large dome. On both sides of this main path you will find what is probably the largest complex of honorary graves in the world. The graves of Johann Strauss father and son, Beethoven, Mozart (monument only), Brahms, Schubert, Hans Moser, Manfred Deix, Theo Lingen, Curd Jürgens are located here