Udo Jürgens

Birth Name:
Jürgen Udo Bockelmann
Birth Date:
September 30, 1934
Birth Place:
Klagenfurt, Austria
Death Date:
December 21, 2014
Place of Death:
Kantonsspital Münsterlingen, Münsterlingen, Switzerland
Cause of Death:
Cardiac arrest
Cemetery Name:
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof
Claim to Fame:
Udo Jürgens, was an Austrian composer and singer of German origin of popular music whose career spanned over 50 years. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 1966 for Austria, composed close to 1,000 songs, and sold over 104 million records. He is credited with broadening German-language pop music beyond the traditional post-war "Schlager" (hit song) in the 1950s by infusing it with a modern pop appeal and French chanson style. His compositions and arrangements attracted fans of all ages. A few of his memorable recordings include "Griechischer Wein", "Aber bitte mit Sahne", "Mit 66 Jahren", and—one of his biggest successes—"Buenos Días, Argentina". Until his death at age 80, he continued to fill venues in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Jürgens collapsed during a walk in Gottlieben, a town on Lake Constance north of Zurich, Switzerland, and died of heart failure later at a hospital.

Fun Facts

Since 2015, Jürgens holds the worldwide-record as the artist with the longest presence in the charts ever—more than 57 years from his first entry 1958 till 2015. On 16 December 2022, a new album consisting of his legacies was released by the children. This reached #1 on the German charts on 24 December. Thus, Jürgens has been in the German charts for more than eight decades.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof

1110 Wien

Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Vienna,




Map of der Wiener Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria
Map of der Wiener Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria

Grave Location:

Gruppe 33 G, Grab Nr. 85

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery through Tor 2 (Gate 2) drive straight ahead and look for Gruppe 32 B on your left. At the end of the section turn right and drive about 200 feet and you will see the covered piano monument to singer/songwriter Udo Jürgens on your right at the corner of Gruppe 33 G.

Grave Location GPS

48.150973247780335, 16.439923139367394



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