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Petersfriedhof

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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 8445760
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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We found this cemetery accidentally but ended up spending an hour here looking though the cemetery and the catacombs. We found it because we were looking for the water wheel just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The Petersfriefhof located at the corner right off the center of old town, nice to walking through read the head stones, the name and the writing in the catacombs, free entry !!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We found this cemetery accidentally but ended up spending an hour here looking though the cemetery and the catacombs. We found it because we were looking for the water wheel just off the center of the Old Town. Found the water wheel and then notice the cemetery. It was fascinating to walk through casually and read the head stones and... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Quiet corner right off center of Old Town. Stroll around and look at the names. Be sure to find Mozart's family grave site.

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Don't miss the catacombs. Small cost, worth it but a bit of stairs to get to it. Gives an interesting insight to the caves in the stone wall of the fortress. Also makes sense of the windows in that wall that you can see from below. Make sure you get a pamphlet that explains its history.

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Thank JC82010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My mom loves cemetraies and this definitly one she would love. It is small, old, and well taken care of.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went to visit after coming out of St. Sebastian church. A sacred place with many famous sons of Salburg laid o rest here. Many members of the Mozart family are also buried here. A quite place, evokes fond memories of loved ones when one visits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This cemetery has to be the most beautifully tended cemetery I have ever seen. Colorful flowers everywhere. Lots of good photographic opportunities here. ...and it's free. There are larger vaults with iron gates as well. It is said that these were the inspiration for the graveyard scene of the Sound of Music.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Unusual small cemetery with very old graves with crosses with religious figures. The cemetery is well maintained. Candles burning on some of the graves. There are fresh flowers on the graves. It is full of history and character. One feels peaceful and respectful to the deceased. It is interesting but not a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

What a beautiful cemetery with lots of stories to tell - a must go when visiting Salzburg! Just only have a look on the graves and see all the titles used of the persons who are buried there, it is fantastic!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Visiting this cemetery was both moving, and spiritual. I usually view visiting cemeteries as a very personal experience to be relished by close family members of the departed only. However, visiting the Cemetery of St Peter's felt as if I were visiting a place filled with fond memories of old friends. The tiny graves are beautifully tended, each like a... More 

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