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Petersfriedhof

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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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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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So peaceful

Beautiful grounds and well kept crypts and graves. Inscriptions were very interesting to read. So beautiful and historic to walk around.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Beautiful grounds and well kept crypts and graves. Inscriptions were very interesting to read. So beautiful and historic to walk around.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most serene cemeteries I've visited. I make it a must stop every time I get to Salzburg. Take the time to stroll the grounds and read the stones and markers. Such history, and stories!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice, peaceful atmosphere, nice place to take a relaxing walk (disclaimer - I like cemeteries). Not the most impressionable cemetery I've visited, but it's worth deviating your path here. It's a green little oasis in all the stone architecture of the Old Town (probably better in summer/spring than winter). What I liked more that the cemetery itself and found rather... More 

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Ogulin, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The most amazing cemetery I ve ever been to. So peacefull, full of autumn flowers, candles. Enter to the Catacombes you must pay, but save your money. It is not worth it- only for the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 2 December 2016

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 26 November 2016

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 3 November 2016

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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