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Petersfriedhof

Address: Salzburg, Austria
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Ranked #15 of 90 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This picturesque cemetery, much of which dates back to the 17th century, provides a secluded spot...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Owner 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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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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179 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There is not much to see, but the whole setting and feeling of being so close to the history deserves "VERY GOOD" rating. It is really nice experience. I liked the views and the tunnels themselves.

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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
121 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The cemetery is really interesting but what grabbed my attention here are The “Catacombs”. When you enter the cemetery you will see them in the cliffs – they all mysterious and enigmatic. It is fascinating to go inside these narrow passages. The Catacombs look very ancient and it is no surprise that it is unknown when they were originally constructed.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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92 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Behind the St Peter Abbey, you will see the entrance of cemetery. It is a really nice garden and tombs are very interesting. There are very old ones and also recent ones which shows tradition is going trough. Inside the cemetery there is entrance of catacombs. Paid visit is possible to catacombs to see underground tombs and chapel takes around... More 

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Brookfield, WI
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a WOW experience! Do not miss this fantastic cemetery. If a cemetery can be beautiful, this is it. For any Sound of Music fan, this is a must!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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72 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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