One interesting stop in Vienna last week was the cemetery, Zentralfriedhof . Our guide was interested in showing us the showpiece markers, like this one for Beethoven
And remember the scene in the movie Amadeus where Mozart's body is dumped out of a reusable casket? The scene gave viewers, particularly Americans, the sense that his was a pauper's funeral. According to our tour guide, this is wrong -- that same leader had decided that burying nice caskets was wasteful and decreed the use of these reusable ones; it was too radical an idea for the time, so the practice didn't last, but it was used for a while.
For more information about this cemetery, check out Wikipedia or the official website (in German).