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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 662 8445760
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This picturesque cemetery, much of which dates back to the 17th century,...

This picturesque cemetery, much of which dates back to the 17th century, provides a secluded spot to escape the bustle of the rest of the city.

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Great Spot for SOM Fans

Can access through the Platz. Near the tram for the Fortress. Great stop for the SOM fans. Very peaceful.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can access through the Platz. Near the tram for the Fortress. Great stop for the SOM fans. Very peaceful.

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

sounds strange to do a walk inside a cemetery but this one is very classic, specially it is right at the old town, you don't see that to often in Europe

Thank Francis V
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot, visit early late or in the rain to avoid crowds. You'll find the catacombs here and the grave of Haydn and Mozarts sister (in the entrance to the catacombs).

Thank ItchyFootsGlobal
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked into the cemetery by accident but I just loved it. It's beautiful and peaceful inside. All the tombs were nicely decorated with lovely plants and flowers. People visiting the cemetery were quiet and respectful too. Thought I did not visit here intentionally, I did have a good time strolling around admiring the lovely flowers and beautiful tombs.

Thank Penrapee R
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful and peaceful cemetery that was pointed by our guide as the best thing we'll see that day and it turned out to be so true.

Thank Prerit2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery is a peaceful place. My friend was buying some souvenirs at a fair outside and i walked into this gate and the cemetery was there. For the sound of music fan, this is where Captain Von Trapp hide from the Nazi before climbing the mountains to Switzerland. The actual scene was shot in a studio in Hollywood but... More 

Thank yeewean
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across the cemetery by pure accident after our descent down from the fortress. A beautifully kept cemetery it is a place to admire quietly even though it featured in a scene from The Sound of Music.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I do not usually visit cemeteries. I went here after touring the catacombs. All of the who's who from Salzburg are interred here which gives an interesting historical perspective. Rather than simply headstones there are an array of apartments for the dead.

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Baar, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

... and apparently the well-heeled gentry in Salzburg. It was more interesting to stumble across this place (close to the base of Kapuzinerberg) rather than planning a visit there.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was interesting to see the iron tombs. I've never seen them before, so it was gripping to notice how some christian cultures do it differently than what I'm used to see (simple or elaborate headstones). There is a small chapel which was lovely but reeked of humidity. I didn't find the catacombs to be particularly fascinating, since there were... More 

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