Tag: Cemeteries

  • Mormonen at Vienna Central Cemetery

    Mormonen at Vienna Central Cemetery

    We came to Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof, the Vienna Central Cemetery, to see dead musicians. The German-only map showed some Konfessionelle Bereiche (“sectarian divisions”) and featured a photo of a “Mormonen” monument – middle right below. How curious! We made our way to section 57C and saw this statue of Christ and a child facing, presumably,…

  • Vienna – Music and Death

    Vienna – Music and Death

    Vienna is a cool place for fans of music and cemeteries. On our bike tour we saw monuments to Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bruckner – The Vienna Central Cemetery (Wiener Zentralfriedhof) is a few miles out of town, a quick Uber ride away if you don’t want to figure out the buses.…

  • Well-known Mormons in the Salt Lake City Cemetery

    Well-known Mormons in the Salt Lake City Cemetery

    If you like cemeteries and you like Mormons, you’ll love the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The oldest known burial here was in 1847, a child named Mary B. Wallace. Two years later, George Wallace was on the committee that recommended the place to Brigham Young. The cemetery covers 120 acres and there are now (September…

  • Zermatt Mountaineers Cemetery

    Zermatt Mountaineers Cemetery

    In Zermatt, Switzerland – the ski town from which you can see the Matterhorn in the distance – there’s a fascinating and moving little cemetery behind the St. Mauritius Catholic Church. It memorializes those who died climbing (or descending) nearby mountains. See also: http://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Attractions/Mountaineers-cemetery [amazon template=thumbnail&asin=8799411806]