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Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
+43 662 8445760
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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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Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
+43 662 8445760
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a really beautiful cemetery; lush with greens and it doesn't feel like you're intruding. It's well maintained and near all the tourist attractions so it's hard to miss. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth checking out as you walk through Salzburg.

Thank WayneTech
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taking two friends on a tour of places that we have enjoyed over the years. We first discovered the cemetery on Christmas Eve 1996. The tradition is to bring food to your loved ones grave. On this occasion we explored the onsite chapel...More

Thank plschilt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When walking towards the railway up to the fortress, hang a right and you will come to the very beautiful and very old cemetery. It is very well looked after and you can spend hours in here. I know it sounds strange looking at tombstones...More

Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only came in here because I accidentally took the right passage instead of the left when heading to the Festungbahn, but I'm glad I did. There is a variety of gravestones, often ornate metal ones, and they are often covered in plants and moss...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small beautiful cemetery located in the old town of Salzburg. The light in the late afternoon is just wonderful.

Thank Projectionist76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Behind St. Peter's Cathedral is an old cemetery, nicely decorated and well kept with trees and flowers. This is one of the oldest gothic building in Salzburg and worth to see.

Thank Yen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right next to the fortress, this cemetery is really very beautiful. For Sound of Music fans, this is where the von Trapp family were seen to be hiding from the Nazis in the film.

Thank Prodipto B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to the Fortress, when you get out of the funicular turn the corner and an entrance to the cemetery is right there. This is a beautiful old cemetery with unusual grave markers. There is also a crypt you can visit in the...More

Thank Kylie R
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This is by far one of the most beautiful and old cemetery's I have seen. It is well worth a visit. You can pay a fee to enter the ancient caves. There are steep steps that were slippery on the day of our visit...be sure...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed May 15, 2017

If you are a Sound of Music fan you cannot miss it. Graveyards are probably not the most interesting tourist attractions but Petersfriedhof is quite beautiful in a solemn way that is hard to find today. Go there quietly and peacefully.

Thank Luis M
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