We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A step back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petersfriedhof

Petersfriedhof
Salzburg, Austria
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 94 attractions in Salzburg
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
More attraction details
Attraction Details
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.
Ballarat
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Such a beautiful cemetery. The graves are well cared for.

A very picturesque place on the side of the main hill in the Salzburg Old Town. We really enjoyed wandering through the headstones of this beautifully ornate place.

Very peaceful, just like stepping back in time. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

388 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    213
    140
    31
    4
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I have never seen a cemetery like this one. The graves are beautiful and well cared for, it is free to walk through and very interesting. This is also the basis for the 'Sound of Music' cemetery - although the actual scenes were filmed in Hollywood.

An interesting fact, in Austria grave sites are rented, not purchased. So new graves pop up in this cemetery every time someone's family neglects to pay the rent.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paris, France
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
83 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Sound of Music and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

One of the most beautiful resting places anywhere. It is a must visit. One can wander through it, entering on one square and ending on the other.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
194 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“The oldest cemetery in Salzburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It's just a beautiful and unique cemetery. It's unique because of the colorful and unusual grave markers, as well as the fact that each grave is like a mini garden. The families that rent these spaces take very good care of their loved ones. The setting of this cemetery was the inspiration in creating the movie set for the famous "Sound of Music" scene. The scenes of the von Trapp children hiding from the Nazi soldiers were all filmed in Hollywood, but it's still worth it to see the original setting. The scenes of the movie come to life here as you're walking through the cemetery. It's a short and scenic walk through the cemetery on your way to the Residenzplatz. Don't miss the old bakery near the water wheel on your way to the plaza. They have really good sweet rolls.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anchorage, Alaska
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely and ancient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Cemeteries in Austria differ from US - helped to have guide book to explain customs and also highlight particular "residents" (Mozart's sister).

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Petersfriedhof also viewed

 

Been to Petersfriedhof? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Petersfriedhof, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Petersfriedhof to your Saves list