It is renowned for its graves in Empire- and Biedermeier style and its ostentatious mausoleums, which earned it the reputation of a »cemetery for the nobles«.
The dead people of the Viennese outskirt »Hietzing« initially needed to be buried in the nearby outskirt »Penzing«. The first own cemetery was – probably already in the 17th century – located nearby the parish church Hietzing. This cemetery was inaugurated in 1787 and needed to be altered a bunch of times during its 200 years of existence.
Actually a walk through the slightly uphill cemetery is an exploration of the Austrian history. The line of buried celebrities is long: e.g. Franz Grillparzer, an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas; or Johann Malfatti, the physician of Ludwig van Beethoven; Fanny Elßler, the dancer, who was admired by all of Vienna; Otto Wagner, the ingenious city builder and Jugendstil architect; Gustav Klimt and Kolo Moser, the Jugendstil artists; Engelbert Dollfuß, the Chancellor of the corporative state; Katharina Schratt, the actress and soulmate of Emperor Franz Joseph; and many others.
Duration: as desired.
No admission fees arise.