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On a sunny day, don't hesitate to visit this immense cemetery of easy access by tram 71 from the centre. Presently as the underground line U3 has been extended till Simmering it is shorter to take the U3 to Enkplatz and then tram 6 or 71 to Stop Zentralfriedhof Tor 2.
The graves of the famous "Musiker" are easy to find, to the left in the big central lane which leads to the church Karl Lueger.

When I arrived at the grave of Schubert, my favourite musician, there was a small group of very noisy tourists and to add to the noise a lawn mower was touring around the graves.
The ideal circumstances for a dialogue "d'outre tombe" with Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Straus were obviously not reunited so that I made a tour of the monumental "bourgeois" graves along the main lane reading some epitaphs.
I so discovered a very beautiful grave of a person who was a hairdresser in Vienna. He had to be an illustrious hairdresser given the magnificence of his tomb.
I said to myself that it was financially better to be a hairdresser in Vienna than a musician. Mozart will not contradict me.

When the group of tourists and the lawn mower had disappeared I could walk back to the graves of the "Musiker" and honour the memory of these creators of beauty.

Tram 71 from the terminus of the square Schwarzenberg. Stop Zentralfriedhof Tor 2.
Or (new) U3 direction Simmering till fore last station Enkplatz. Here at Grillgasse/Enkplatz U you can take tram 6 direction Zentralfriedhof 2. Tor or tram 71 direction Zinnerg stop Zentralfriedhof Tor 2.
About 25 minutes from Stephansplatz U.
For public transport info see www.wienerlinien.at

Address: Zentralfriedhof Tor 2 Musiker

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