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Petersfriedhof

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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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+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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Petersfriedhof at the foot of the Festungsberg: worthwhile to visit

The Petersfriedhof is, together with the burial site at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest cemetery in the Austrian city of Salzburg, located at the foot of the Festungsberg with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Petersfriedhof is, together with the burial site at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest cemetery in the Austrian city of Salzburg, located at the foot of the Festungsberg with Hohensalzburg Castle. It is one of Salzburg's most popular tourist attractions.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not say enough words to describe how beautiful and peaceful this cemetery is within a busy and noisy Salzburg. For the Sound of Music fans, this place is one of the scenes in the movie. The cemetery is lovingly maintained like all in Europe but this is one of the better one I have visited. Be mindful and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is a very nice looking cemetary located close to the funicular for the Hohensalzburg fortress. They catacombs also speak of the history of the place. The place has the tombs of the 7 wives of the king. It is quite convenient in the location

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Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It is a very well kept cemetary and located close to the funicular that goes to the fortress. There are a lot of very old head markers that were interesting to read. Find the seven wives of the king! The catacombs that are located in the hill are interesting as well when you know the history. Worth a short visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's funny how people are drawn to graveyards. We stumbled across this by chance after seeing the waterwheel next door.. what a peaceful place and to see such well kept decorative graves, covered in snow, was a pleasure. We also went up the cliff to the Catacombs which, once you read about the history of the place, was an eye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

There are so many beautiful grave markers and statues here. I go to graveyards everywhere because I believe to really get a perspective on a place. This one is no different. This is so peaceful and is not far from the major tourist areas so everyone can at least pass through it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The graveyard is very beautiful with old statues and decorative wrigtings on them. Entrance is free and is located near the funicular that goes up to Hohensalzburg fortress. Make sure to visit catacombs which can be entered through the graveyard (entrance is only 2 euros).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Beautiful grounds and well kept crypts and graves. Inscriptions were very interesting to read. So beautiful and historic to walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most serene cemeteries I've visited. I make it a must stop every time I get to Salzburg. Take the time to stroll the grounds and read the stones and markers. Such history, and stories!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Nice, peaceful atmosphere, nice place to take a relaxing walk (disclaimer - I like cemeteries). Not the most impressionable cemetery I've visited, but it's worth deviating your path here. It's a green little oasis in all the stone architecture of the Old Town (probably better in summer/spring than winter). What I liked more that the cemetery itself and found rather... More 

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