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Petersfriedhof

Salzburg, Austria
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Ranked #11 of 75 attractions in Salzburg
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: 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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New York
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This crammed cemetary is beautifully kept and full of history right in the middle of the old town, around from St. Peter's Church.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Abbey Church of St. Peter in Salzburg was founded by St. Rupert, who is buried inside. Known for its sumptuous Baroque decoration, it is the church of a Benedictine abbey. We stopped by on our day trip to Salzburg.

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Munich, Germany
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It is Close to the great Restaurant "St.Peter Stiftskeller" (you might think I am macabre???), so Combine both. The cemetary is unique with the rock-Formation as a Background, and the many beautiful crossed hand-made by talented lock smithss. Nice photo motives. Somewhere here Mozart was berried in a mass-grave. Take your time and walk up (entrance fee) to the catacombs... More

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La Vernia, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The cemetery and the area outside the church is a must see. You can see the cemetery in the movie the sound of music

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Sintra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Well, it's a cemetery very different from what were used to... but I recognize it's worth to visit and it's really near. Whatever you do I advise you to don't visit the Catacombs - it's not worth the money.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Located at the foot of the Festungsberg (hill with the castle on top) is a wrought iron gate through which you will find St. Peters church and cemetery. (You'll see the spires from Kapitelplatz). The cemetery is full of graves with beautiful wrought iron grave markers. It is the final resting place of many of Salzburg's aristocracy and includes Nannerl... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited here as part of the wonderful tour arranged by the tourist office. Our tour guide explained that the people of Salzburg have a tradition of visiting the graves of their loved ones on Christmas Eve. They bring a miniature Christmas tree and candles to decorate the grave. As we walked through the cemetery we were absolutely charmed by... More

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Mt Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Its amazing how ornate this church is. Its free to go in and only takes a few minutes to see everything. Beautiful!

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LaJolla
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

When you walk up to the tram to the Salzburg Fortress look for a wrought iron gate which leads into the cemetery surrounding St. Peter's Church. You are in for a treat--ornate headstones and monuments, flamboyant plantings, etc. All very unexpected. Stop into the church also.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We did not know about it and it was a mistake to get to this street...but the view and the attraction was worth doing a mistake after all. The cemetary is just nice and peaceful. Very nice to see and to have a look at. Of course pay attantion to dignity of the place and the necessary culture there. A... More

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