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Funeral Museum (Bestattungsmuseum)

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234 | Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Tor 2, Unter der Aufbahrungshalle 2, Vienna 1110, Austria
43-1-501-94-227
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The darkest museum ever

Lots of black and dark grey décor! A thorough explanation of Viennese funeral procedures. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Ortrud
,
Beckenham
Fantastic displays

We spent a good hour here. All the displays have excellent English translations. I loved the old... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
JohnUK
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London, United Kingdom
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This morbidly unique museum examines how traditions of funerals and death rituals have varied over time.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234 | Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Tor 2, Unter der Aufbahrungshalle 2, Vienna 1110, Austria
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43-1-501-94-227
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Lots of black and dark grey décor! A thorough explanation of Viennese funeral procedures. Nothing too macabre, but not for all tastes. 5 euros each. Very few souvenirs on sale. Three quarters of an hour is sufficient here. OK if you are visiting the Zentralfriedhof...More

Thank Ortrud
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a good hour here. All the displays have excellent English translations. I loved the old films and the way in which the subject was tackled.

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Some weeks ago I went to Vienna to see the "Bestattungsmuseum" (funeral museum) which is located on Zentralfriedhof (central cemetery). You can go there by tram, bus or car. I prefer the tram. It takes about 30 minutes to walk the exhibition. Then you can...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 14 May 2016

The Funeral Museum is situated in one of the buildings close to the main gate (Tor 2) of Vienna's Central Cemetery, quite easy to find (they are probably trying to make sure nobody ends up in the funeral hall above it by accident, so there...More

2  Thank L0upin
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Inside the main entrance of the Central Cemetery (Tor 2), it is opened from monday to friday. The visit begins with the history of 8 personalities having anything in common: Emperess Zita, Emperor Otto, actor Curd Jurgens, singer Falco, cardinal Koenig, two politicians and football...More

1  Thank wienerwalzer80
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We called a day ahead and booked and English tour. The location was far out of the way but we felt it was worth it. Upon arrival we found out that our tour was actually in German but us English speaking people could do the...More

3  Thank can-nor
Reviewed 21 August 2011

the hotel booked the appointment for this museum as it is only a small museum. the guide takes you around the museum and tells you the history of the undertaker's world. with interesting stories. we were the only english speakers so we were given a...More

2  Thank tigger79cowdenbeath
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