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Petersfriedhof

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Address: Salzburg, Austria
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Beautiful place and well worth a visit

This is a very beautiful and peaceful cemetary that we thoroughly enjoyed walking through on our way to the fortress. Enclosed by elegant ornate wrought iron fences and gates, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Drewhelle
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very beautiful and peaceful cemetary that we thoroughly enjoyed walking through on our way to the fortress. Enclosed by elegant ornate wrought iron fences and gates, the graves are beautifully maintained and the views are great. There are catacombs carved into the rocks and lovely chapels as well as monuments and paintings that all combine to give... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Not the sort of place we'd ordinarily head for, but worth a visit. So peaceful and ornate. You can pay a few euro and go up through the catacomb which we did. You get a great view of the cemetry and the whole city from there. If you take the time to read the grave markers and tombs, it gives... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

this graveyard has marvelous view and you can spend hours wandering around and enjoying the history. the connection to Sound of Music, the beautiful wrought iron crosses - and discovering all the famous people. Beautiful and very idyllic place.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went to Salzburg over Christmas 2014. What really stood out to me about this Cemetary was the ornate iron-steel work of some of the grave markers, the war memorial and being Christmas, some of the graves had Christmas trees set up on them. There is a lot to see in this area within a few minutes walk. There were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is one of those finds when walking around old town that draws you in. Busy when we were walking through but you will find the time to stop and reflect. Well maintained and presented, historic and really worth the time to visit even if walking through old cemeteries is not your thing. Rose bushes growing in December?, well groomed... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The place is quiet (as it should be as it is a cemetery) and small but have many old graves and some nice crypts. It will not take you more than 15-20 minutes to visit it. No entrance fee. Go to have some rest from the other full places in the city.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Petersfriedhof Cemetery (St. Peters cemetery) is one of the most peaceful, beautiful cemeteries I have seen in Europe. Our tour guide mentioned it was the oldest cemetery in Salzburg and showed us the grave of the only US citizen buried there (a US General). The story is a great one. The view of Hohensalzburg Castle from the cemetery is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Don't miss the graveyard! Not just for the Sound of Music significance, but it is really lovely, historic and a very special place to see. Simply very special.

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited St. Peters Cemetery when in Salzburg. It was a very large, well kept cemetery near the foot of a mountain. The ornate tombstones bedecked with planted flowers were beautiful to see. The people of Europe have a tendency to treat their loved ones final resting places like an extension of themselves. It is a poignant and at the... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We found this gem of a little cemetery on our way to lunch. Nestled below the mountain and views up to the castle above, this must be one of the most beautiful settings for any “city cemetery” The graves are well kept with ornate decorations, spanning many centuries. The church if open is also worth a quick peep. Did not... More 

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