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Petersfriedhof

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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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+43 662 8445760
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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Beautiful place

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... read more

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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La Canada Flintridge, California
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The most amazing cemetery I ve ever been to. So peacefull, full of autumn flowers, candles. Enter to the Catacombes you must pay, but save your money. It is not worth it- only for the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were looking for a shortcut to the Stiftskeller restaurant having just come down from the fortress and stumbled on the rear gate to Petersfriedhof. We were simply awestruck at the beauty of this final resting place. It is obviously painstakingly cared for by those whose loved ones reside here. We paused quite often despite the soft rain to marvel... More 

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