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Petersfriedhof

Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
+43 662 8445760
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“grave markers” (19 reviews)
“buried here” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely spot to visit, it's behind the church. The gated graves were the inspiration for the cemetery scene in The Sound of Music. You can pay 2 Euro and walk up the old steps to the catacombs, but all you'll see are indentations carved...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is a bit hidden, but worth a visit. The cemetary is beautiful. You can go into the catacombs which are actually up the side of the mountain, underneath the fortress. There is a platform there with beautiful views. It's only 2 euros and...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The cemetery is adjacent to St Peter's Church, also known as the catacombs, from which you reached the fortress, tombstones with sculptures and metal development, wonderful gardening, a place of peace

Thank Ram.dr. D
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Call me strange, but I actually appreciate the serenity of places like this, just like the magnificent Brompton Cemetery in London. The peace and quiet is only disturbed by respectful visitors coming to witness the past. There was never a feeling of dread or fear....More

Thank mzzyap8
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a peaceful cemetery, and feeld like a beautiful garden. The stones should remind Americans of the Sound of Music. Out guide told us is a place where the deceased remain just 40 years, and are then moved, allowing others to take their place....More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Extremely romantic cemetery beside St Peter abbey. Beautiful old graves , impressive mausoleums and sculptures are surrounded by rocks on one side and city walls on another. And don't forget to visit catacombs and Mozart sisters grave.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

It's strange thinking of a cemetery as a site you'd recommend some visit, but it truly is beautiful and worth a visit.

Thank Lucky M
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

If you’re a Sound of Music fan then make sure you check out this place. We almost walked past it but noticed the hoards of people so we went and checked it out. It’s really beautiful and served as the inspiration for the scenes with...More

Thank Ciara19
Reviewed 17 August 2017

not a bad place to spend eternity except for the fact that you don't get to enjoy the views. really nice cemetery as far as beauty - the views from here are amazing - the huge rock face with the windows built into it -...More

Thank al g
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If a cemetery can be described as beautiful then this one is. The layout is great and the graves are all so different and well cared for. There are also large family plots behind railings - this area was the inspiration for one of the...More

Thank Hevsy
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