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Petersfriedhof

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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 8445760
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A must visit!

What a beautiful cemetery with lots of stories to tell - a must go when visiting Salzburg! Just only have a look on the graves and see all the titles used of the persons who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful cemetery with lots of stories to tell - a must go when visiting Salzburg! Just only have a look on the graves and see all the titles used of the persons who are buried there, it is fantastic!

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this cemetery was both moving, and spiritual. I usually view visiting cemeteries as a very personal experience to be relished by close family members of the departed only. However, visiting the Cemetery of St Peter's felt as if I were visiting a place filled with fond memories of old friends. The tiny graves are beautifully tended, each like a... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try to stop in to the St. Peter's Cemetery - the entrance is right by the St. Peter Restaurant entrance. Guides are prohibited from taking groups into the cemetery but he encouraged us to stop by on our own. It was the model that Hollywood used for the cemetery escape scene in Sound of Music. Hollywood wanted to use the... More 

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away behind the big churches is St Peters Cemetery Petersfriedhof. Just walk the grounds and visit the catacombs you won't be sorry

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a cemetery to be peaceful, beautiful and rich in history, Petersfriedhof fulfills all of them. It is near the foot of the fortress entrance which is impossible to miss. The cemetery is not real a place for photos, but if you wish to take some photos, you can pay about 1-2 euros which allows you to climb up some... More 

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Kursk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

When you come to this cemetry which is quite interesting and has nice statues, don't miss the entrance to the catacombs. It is on the left and the stairs lead inside the rock where you will see some ancient churches and have a chance to look at the cemetry and the church from a different angle.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Planned aro 700AD along with the abbey, this cemetery is absolutely stunning for its monuments and crypts. Several notable tombs are also here: a sister of WAMozart, a son of Joseph Hayden, and at least one saint!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I always enjoy a quiet walk through Petersfriedhof. The grave markers are so pretty and the flowers always in full bloom. A nice place to reflect for a few moments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a truly beautiful spot. Even the wrought-iron grave markers and the family plots against the wall are beautiful and worth looking at. It has a very peaceful and serene fell and you can visit the catacombs for E3. There is also the grave of one non-Austrian, a certain US military man called Harry Collins who retired after the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

St. Peter's Cemetery and the adjacent catacombs that are carved into the rocks below the Hohensalzburg castle in old-town Salzburg are beautiful and moving. The cemetery have several gated enclaves that inspired the famous scenes from the end of the Sound of Music in which the Trapp family is hidden from the Nazis by the nuns of the Nonnberg Abbey.... More 

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