One of my loves of travel is the History, to walk down a street and know hundreds of thousands of other souls have done the same. To enter a church that has stood for hundred of years. America is a new country so though we have a rich history and old historic buildings on the east coast, we have nothing like they do in Europe. Being a lover of music and history I knew when I was in Vienna I had to visit where Mozart was buried. Not exactly a common tourist destination but one I couldn’t miss.
Mozart is buried at St. Marx located in Vienna, Austria. It was used from 1784 to 1874, before they no longer could perform burials. It is most commonly know for being the burial place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The cemetery is located in the Leberstraße District of Austria and is worth the trip. In America most people view cemeteries with a wary feeling, not sure how to react. In Europe that is not the case, cemeteries are meant to be visited.
I decided to visit the cemetery as early as possible, to be able to skip the crowd. When I arrived I was completely blown away, the cemetery was so gorgeous. I quickly started to explore the area and take it all in.
Every headstone was a piece of art, careful handcrafted. The history was rich and alive and I loved it!
Even though I was there to see Mozart I got sucked into seeing the rest of the cemetery. It was truly amazing to see, and because I was there so early I hardly saw another soul. Once I made my way to the back of the cemetery there was a sign directing me to Mozart’s headstone. His was the only one that was so clean and white.
It was really amazing to see, I have always been a huge fan of his work and to see where he rest was very humbling. Our lives are over before we even realize it, mere flashes of light in the span of history. It reminded me why I love to travel, why I pursue my passions even when its difficult. Living is the greatest gift we will ever receive and its important to never squander it. To do what you love and dream big and follow those dreams. Never give up, never quit not matter how tough it may seem. I strive to live with no regrets, to live my life to the fullest, to be an asset to society and to thank God for all the blessings I have even when they are hard to see.
If you are ever in Vienna and have a few hours to spare, I encourage you to go to St. Marx cemetery. You won’t regret it, I promise!
Keep a wandering spirit my friends and thanks for following along!