Petersfriedhof, Salzburg

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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. Petersfriedhof is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Salzburg Edition.
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  • not a bad place to spend eternity except for the fact that you don't get to enjoy the views. really nice cemetery as far as beauty - the views from here are amazing - the huge rock face with the windo...  more »
  • If a cemetery can be described as beautiful then this one is. The layout is great and the graves are all so different and well cared for. There are also large family plots behind railings - this area ...  more »
  • Nice place to visit, something hidden, free. It gives a look of disheveled, but it is perfect as presented you it. Place of rich history and tranquility. Something that you must visit if you're going to Salzburg
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  • l came back from the dead here. The ground is soft and supple. Salzburg is very zombie friendly. Good tunes.
  • Beautiful cemetery with very well kept (tiny, bodiless) catacombs. Worth a visit in this quaint town.
  • Beautiful little cemetery with lots of small graves. A lot of the headstones have interesting designs. You can hear the found of a falling water in the distance. A nice little tranquil place.
  • Very special historical cemetery. Great for photography.
  • Beautiful garden and a nice place to walk from St Peter to the Dom square.

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