Cemeteries in Austria differ from US - helped to have guide book to explain customs and also highlight particular "residents" (Mozart's sister).
Because Salzburg is not all that large, you really should visit this cemetery. It has three parts. The first is the grave sites. The grave stones and markers are beautiful, and in some cases a little creepy. It does not take long to see the cemetery (it is not like the Paris Cemetery, Pere-Lachaise, which is massive). After seeing the... More
Enjoyed the cemetery as much as any one could really enjoy a cemetery. Was interesting to see where the grave yard scene from the sound of music was based off. Really well maintained.
This is the location where they filmed the Sound of Music scene where the family was hiding from the Nazis. It was very neat to see he location and the cemetery is cool with the gate enclosed tombs.
I loved strolling through this beautiful and peaceful cemetery. I remembered thinking I wish I had more time to just sit down, meditate and pray. You must visit this garden. It was absolutely lovely to just look at. On top of it, one of the scenes from Sound of Music was filmed here.
Graveyards are not suprisingly my favourite places to visit on Holiday but Petersfriedhof is exceptionally well kept with beautiful flowers everywhere. The most unusual aspect i found are the Tombs built high up on the cliff face which you can access and are hollowed out looking like Giant Foot wells, very unusual.
A must visit. Just for the history and beauty this is well worth seeing. The catacombs are hard to navigate but it was still worth it. Remember if you have your Salzburg card the climb is free.
Small cemetery we found after we had looked around St. Peter's church (which is excellent). Wasn't sure if Mozart was buried here - but apparently not after a quick check, he is in Vienna (maybe). There are plenty of mausoleums of the well to do of Salzburg plus individual graves with unusual metal personal markers. The catacombs are worth a... More
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