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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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Incredibly Peaceful

We were looking for a shortcut to the Stiftskeller restaurant having just come down from the fortress and stumbled on the rear gate to Petersfriedhof. We were simply awestruck at... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for a shortcut to the Stiftskeller restaurant having just come down from the fortress and stumbled on the rear gate to Petersfriedhof. We were simply awestruck at the beauty of this final resting place. It is obviously painstakingly cared for by those whose loved ones reside here. We paused quite often despite the soft rain to marvel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This graveyard, associated with St. Peter's Abbey, is quite beautiful. According to some sources, it likely dates back to about 700.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cemetary might not be tops on your normal tourist list, but this is a lovely spot, with touching, beautifully maintained memorials to people's loved ones. A quiet spot for reflection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a somber but very peaceful visit to this cemetery, the oldest in Salzburg. The catacombs are also located in this beautiful cemetery, chiseled into the base of the fortress. We were content just visiting this burial place of many famous native sons and daughters. We did not find it a particularly sad place, it simply made us contemplate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

lovely cemetery with flowers and candles all over and a short dark walk up to the catacombs ...almost halfway up to the fortress.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This cemetery gives a real insight into burial customs in the area and the well-tended graves display some beautiful wrought ironwork. The catacombs are worth seeing, too, and musicians should pause at their entrance to see the slab covering the communal grave where Michael Haydn and Mozart's sister Nannerl are buried.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I walked up to the fortress and the back down through this cemetery. Unlike any cemetery I've seen before so worth a quick squiz

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

when I entered this site I didn't know what to expect, it can be a little scary and creepy but at the same is really beautiful and has a different aura to it. A place for silence and to give in to your own thoughts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The cemetery is a thoughtful site. When you stroll here, and gaze at the grave sites with its inscriptions and pictures, you cannot help but wonder what type of person, and lives were led by those that are interned there. It is very contemplative. There are a couple of surprises here, including an American Major General.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The cemetery at St Peter's is well worth a visit if you are in Salzburg, and I would definitely recommend taking an hour or two to explore it. The graveyard itself is well manicured and lovingly kept, and it is very peaceful. I always find it interesting wandering around a cemetery, reading about the various people; sometimes it is sad,... More 

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