The cemetery has three gates: the first is opposite Schloss Concordia and leads to the old Jewish graves; the second, the main gate, directs you to the tombs of honour and the cemetery’s church, Dr Karl Lueger Kirche; the third is closer to the Protestant and new Jewish graves. The information centre and map of the cemetery are located at Gate Two.

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