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Petersfriedhof, Salzburg

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Visit the catacombs embedded in the rock of the Festungsberg at Petersfriedhof, the oldest cemetery in the city. The oldest tombstone dates to 1288, but the catacombs most likely originate from the early Christian days. Walk through narrow passages, which probably served as hermitages and a burial site. Climb the staircase up to the two chapels. Enter the Maximus cave, the highest prayer room of the catacombs. Notice an arched grave that supposedly served as a stone bed. Between the two chapels, you can stand on a viewing platform with a small wooden bell tower. Many of the aristocratic families and notable people of Salzburg are buried here, including Mozart's sister, Nannerl, and Haydn's younger brother, Michael. Petersfriedhof is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • A visit here was included on our self guided walk and we were really pleased we took time to visit. As well as its Sound of Music connections, it is a place of great history. Mozart’s sister is... 
    A visit here was included on our self guided walk and we were really pleased we took time to visit. As well as its Sound of Music connections, it is a place of great history. Mozart’s sister is...  more »
  • Unusual but peaceful graveyard. Really brought home what the Von Trapp and other families went through to escape out of Salzburg during the war 
    Unusual but peaceful graveyard. Really brought home what the Von Trapp and other families went through to escape out of Salzburg during the war  more »
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  • This is the highlight of my trip to salzburg! This cemetery is so gorgeous and breathtaking! It gives death a sweet feeling and a good vibe that the dead are resting in peace and harmony with nature! I loved it! I am usually not interested in visiting touristic areas more than once but St Peter's cemetery- I would! Highly recommended! You can't miss visiting this place of you are in Salzburg! FYI I visited in the winter and it was still this colorful and beautiful- I can't imagine how it would look like in the spring!
  • It seems weird to rate a cemetery, but this spot was so beautiful and the view to the fortress was so nice from here, that I had to give it 5 stars. Very well-maintained cemetery: green and full of flowers. Maybe one of my favourite spots in the city. You can also visit the catacombs for 2€.

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