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“quiet and charming place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sebastiansfriedhof

Sebastiansfriedhof
Linzer Gasse 43, Salzburg, Austria
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Ranked #29 of 78 attractions in Salzburg
Type: Cemeteries
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“quiet and charming place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This church might seem like a simple church since it has few decoration inside it, but this lack of "luxury" is what gives this place a different perspective. as the church is sort of hidden in the maze of tiny streets and lots of stairs in Salzburg, it is a very quiet place that somehow shows you this humbleness feeling.

Visited January 2013
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“A tranquil haven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This cemetery is in the centre of the former cloister of St Sebatians church. Both in winter and summer, it is a tranquil place with lots of interesting features - Mozart's wife is buried here. The downside is the cypress trees which have been allowed to grow too large and overshadow quite a bit of the graveyard.

Visited March 2013
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“The best Friedhof in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is a very, very special place if you like to feel peoples souls buried in this special place. You will find graves older than 200 years in a very scenic surrounding. Also the Salzburg catacombs are at this place and definitively worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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“Solemn & grave”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I wanted to visit this place as it is the final resting place for family members of Mozart. It is a peaceful place to come to.

Visited September 2011
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“Father and wife of Mozart are burried here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Together with the St Peter cemetery is this one a small jewel. Many tourists even stroll past it without noticing it. The old cemetery is located next to the St Sebastian church.Previously the small cemetery had probably been a pest cemetery. 1595-1600 commissioned by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau (Italian architect Andrea Bertoleto) as the cemetery at the Cathedral at the old town had to give way to the construction of the Residence. Defunctional since 1879. Tombs with interesting epigraphs from 1888. The architect of the cemetery died in1596 and was buried there as the first burial. The Wolf Dietrich mausoleum, dedicated to St Gabriel, was built 1597-1603 for the then still alive Archbishop, and is centrally located at the cemetery. 1617 The Archbishop died after long prison sentence and was burried with lots of Glory and interred in the sarcophagus on the 19th of January 1617. Architect of the Chapel was Elia Castello. Inner wall of the round shaped Chapel has colourful square tiles, the dome has diamond shaped tiles. The altar has the coat of arms of Wolf Dietrich: a high victory arch. The lateral images are probably by Y. E. S. Pfaffinger. Graves of the parents of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart can be found at the cemetery. On the road from the entrance of the cemetery (Linzer Gasse) to the Gabriel Chapel one can find the graves of well known names: Leopold Mozart †1787 (father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Constanze Mozart †1842 (widow of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Weber Georg Nikolaus von Nissen †1798 (Danish Council of State and second husband of Constanze Mozart). PS: no acess for wheelchairs as one has to overcome some steps at its entrance.

Visited July 2011
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