Paying Tribute

Vienna is known for famous composers, and there are many ways to pay tribute to them. One way is to visit the two cemeteries where you can find most of them buried.

Friedhof St. Marx, or St. Marx’s Cemetery, hosts Mozart’s grave. It’s also the only Biedermeier cemetery remaining in Vienna.

Zentralfriedhof, or Central Cemetery, hosts more than 2 million graves, including those of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss. There is a memorial to Mozart, which is misleading, but puts the thought of him in good company.

   Among the 2+ million graves, there is baby section. I visited and couldn’t imagine how much pain emanated from the area.

Having just marked Thanksgiving the day before, I started to think about all the people, dead and alive, for whom I was thankful. I left the cemetery with mixed emotions, yet a realization of how blessed I am for the people in my life.

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This entry was published on December 22, 2013 at 1:35 am and is filed under Sights, Thanks, Travel, Vienna. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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