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“Very unique”
Review of Petersfriedhof

Petersfriedhof
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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.
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.

Thank KatieIllini
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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.

Thank simmonsparis
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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.

Thank KarenV87
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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).

Thank BorealOwls
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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.

Thank JetSetterJane
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