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Viennese Cemeteries (April 2008)

Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof (central cemetery), second largest European cemetery by area and largest by the number of interred, isn’t located centrally at all, but in the outskirts of Vienna in Simmering. Tourists taking the S-Bahn to the Zentralfriedhof should consider stopping over at St. Marx for its much smaller Biedermeier cemetery. Especially when the lilac blossoms in April/May, even the traffic noise from the nearby road does nothing to break the enchantment of this Hortus conclusus. (Camera used: Pentax K10D)