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Petersfriedhof

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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 8445760
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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It's just off one of the main squares and it's nice to see some greenery. Very peaceful and can be as interesting as you wish to make it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It's just off one of the main squares and it's nice to see some greenery. Very peaceful and can be as interesting as you wish to make it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

While going to see the Catacombs, I chanced to see the cemetery. It is one of the oldest cemetery in Salzburg . It is tucked away near the stone wall and can be easily missed. It has links to the Sound of Music and hence draws the fans. A quiet place which has been well maintained presenting a pretty picture.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A very atmospheric place to visit and quite unexpectedly beautiful. Interesting history - particularly for Sound of Music fans ?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A most impressive area. We went to see it as the inspiration for the scene in Sound of Music. . but the real cemetery is much, much prettier. The graves (albeit that they are rented!) are carefully and lovingly tended. It's a small area and very pretty.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've always loved this cemetery. It's a hidden respite during a long day. It seems more like a garden than a cemetery. With multitiered Flowers, running water and so much iron works you almost overlook the dead. Even just thinking about them when you see names and dates can be interesting as well. Right in the heart of the city.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The cemetery at St Peters Church was a location that called me back many times over the four days that I spent in Salzburg. Located near multiple attractions that draw large crowds, the cemetery was a sanctuary offering peace and isolation in the Old Town district. The various grave markers offered a combination of beautiful, morbid and intriguing artwork that... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Compact little church and graveyard near the train going up to the castle. Some interesting gravestones and monuments.

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Constanta, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Usually a cemetery is not on my attractions list when I travel. I was here as part of a group and I have to admit that this was an interesting experience. First of all the location: in the very downtown of the city, but as an oasis of tranquility and recollection. After this is … I have to say although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

In Austria, graves are rented, not owned. So the graves are cared for by relatives and look like little mini-gardens. So incredibly interesting. Plus it's where the VanTrapp family hid from the Nazis (recreated in Hollywood).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This has to be one of the best and most atmospheric cemeteries I have ever seen. It maybe small, but it’s colourful and almost tropical with the amount and type of vegetation growing there. The locals obviously put a lot of TLC into maintaining the grounds, and there are some unique and flamboyant monuments to be seen.

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