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Petersfriedhof, Salzburg

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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Visit the catacombs embedded in the rock of the Festungsberg at Petersfriedhof, the oldest cemetery in the city. The oldest tombstone dates to 1288, but the catacombs most likely originate from the early Christian days. Walk through narrow passages, which probably served as hermitages and a burial site. Climb the staircase up to the two chapels. Enter the Maximus cave, the highest prayer room of the catacombs. Notice an arched grave that supposedly served as a stone bed. Between the two chapels, you can stand on a viewing platform with a small wooden bell tower. Many of the aristocratic families and notable people of Salzburg are buried here, including Mozart's sister, Nannerl, and Haydn's younger brother, Michael. Arrange to visit Petersfriedhof and other attractions in Salzburg using our Salzburg vacation planner.
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  • Nice, old cemetery in the middle of the Salzburg City Center. A place of rest in the middle of the city. Mozart's sister is buried here. Very nice also the catacombs (admission € 2) with beautiful views.
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  • The cemetery at St. Peter's is probably the most beautiful I have ever seen. It was truly amazing. Also, pay the few euros it costs to see the catacombs. The chapels date back to the year 400. 
  • The Petersfriefhof located at the corner right off the center of old town, nice to walking through read the head stones, the name and the writing in the catacombs, free entry !! 
  • Beautiful cemetery. The catacombs carved in the side of the cliffs are a neat little excursion that are less crowded than the main attractions in the city. You can get in with your Salzburg Card. It is very quick to do ~15 minutes.
  • Beautiful and well worth a visit
  • Beautiful as cemeteries go, and worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Veryboring
  • This is probably the most beautiful cemetery i've seen on my entire life.
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