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“Very unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petersfriedhof

Petersfriedhof
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$998.39*
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Private Tour: The Sound of Music Ultimate Experience in Salzburg
Ranked #11 of 149 things to do in Salzburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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Paris, France
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 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
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Tampa, Florida
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428 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 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
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

No charge to walk through a beautiful cemetery - I've never seen any as pretty and well maintained. I'm glad I visited it.

Visited October 2013
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