Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), Zurich

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Pay your respects to some notable figures at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). Narrow paths pass traverse lush trees and gravestones in this hauntingly beautiful cemetery. Of particular interest to tourists is the grave of James Joyce, renowned Irish novelist and poet, whose pensive statue keeps watch over the tomb. In addition, two Nobel Peace Prize winners are buried here, Paul Karrer and Leopold Ružička. Reach the site on foot (a bit of a hike uphill) or take the tram from the city and exit at the "Zoo" stop. For Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and beyond, use our Zurich travel planner to get the most from your Zurich vacation.
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  • On the hill, near the zoo, at the tram terminus, you will find this entrance without any particular fences. Enter and find yourself in a manicured garden, with plants and flowers perfectly cared for. The tombs are works of art, not only the famous ones of Elias Canetti or James Joyce (topped by a statue to say the least dissacratoria) but also those of strangers who are watched over by Multicolour flowerbeds. Moreover, in the late morning of Tuesday, when I visited the cemetery, there was no one and this made it even more evocative the visit that turned out to be a positive surprise.
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  • Beautifully maintained graveyard with mature gardens and trees. Plenty of interesting statues and other gravestones, not only that of Joyce. We had a very peaceful couple of hours looking at the art, ...  more »
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  • Opening hours as follows: 1st March - 30th April: from 07:00 to 19:00 1st May - 31st August: from 07:00 to 20:00 1st September - 2nd November: from 07:00 to 19:00 3rd November - 28/29 February: from 08:00 to 17:00
  • Elegant and peaceful...Resting place of the great James Joyce.
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