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Petersfriedhof

Salzburg, Austria
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Ranked #14 of 95 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Greenville, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This cemetery is next to one of the squares so there is not much travel to get to it. Mozart's sister is buried there though I could not spot her grave. A pleasant way to spend a hour.

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Yorba Linda, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I usually don't like to visit graveyard sites, but we went here on our Sound of Music bicycling tour because it apparently inspired the graveyard scene in the movie so we were curious. Very interesting how it's all laid out and quite beautiful.

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London
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Found this lovely little sanctuary on our way to the fortress train. The graves are meticulously maintained and ooze with ornate decorations and history.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a real find which we stumbled on. Totally free. Spend an hour just walking round the wonderful gardens. You may even catch glimpse of a monk

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Dublin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a beautiful graveyard, with the added interest of the caves built into the rock above ground. Cool in Summer, interesting, if you don't like climbing steps then beware there are few.Certainly worth a visit, doable in 20 minutes if you like short and sweet sight seeing units.

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Alabama
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stumbled upon this cemetery while exploring old town. It was an interesting cemetery and we explored it a bit. It was well kept and interesting to see the larger tombs behind bars with many decorations. I had no idea this little cemetery existed so it was a pleasant surprise to find and walk through.

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Brighton
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have went there on my way from the hill from the castle. It was very nicely kept and quiet place. Beautiful!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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138 reviews 138 reviews
41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Two main things make this cemetery special. First of all, its green, very well maintained. The entire cemetery. The second is how this cemetery is situated, between the church(es) and the Fortress. I don't like the way the special graves are behind bars. It's almost like they were (are) prisoners.

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's hard to review a cemetery since pretty much you already expect what you will find. This one had a few interesting tombs but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My friend and I stumbled on this place kind of in error...its now one of my most favorite places on earth and the memory of it made me go back 2 years later. First of all it is sooo unique in how its built with the catacombs, archways, detailed-coloured-filigree like grave markers. Its odd there is such a variety in... More

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