Friedhof Fluntern, Zurich

#11 of 20 in Historic Sites in Zurich
Cemetery · Tourist Spot
Pay your respects to some notable figures at Friedhof Fluntern. 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 and beyond, use our Zurich travel planner to get the most from your Zurich vacation.
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  • Like many people, I visited this graveyard to see the resting place of James Joyce, his wife Nora, and their son. It wasn't hard to find. The path at the entry will take you straight to Joyce's...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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