With the move to a new “village” comes a new cemetery to explore. In Vienna, cemeteries are cultural sights. From Mozart’s resting place in St. Marx Friedhof to Vienna’s oldest Jewish cemetery tucked behind a seniors residence, to the cemeteries of the former villages of what is now the city, a walk through any of them is bound to be fascinating. My walk through the Grinzinger Friedhof today was no exception. 

The elaborate gravemarkers were numerous, the most I have seen in a village cemetery so far. What astonished me even more, though, were the number of mausoleums. 

Thus ended my first day of exploring the neighborhood we have not yet moved into; and as with the neighborhood we are leaving, I am certain I won’t lack for opportunities to explore once we arrive.