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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. Arrange to visit Petersfriedhof and other attractions in Salzburg using our Salzburg vacation planner.
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  • We came across the cemetery by pure accident after our descent down from the fortress. A beautifully kept cemetery it is a place to admire quietly even though it featured in a scene from The Sound of ...  more »
  • I felt the mix of festive atmosphere for hard hit in relation to buildings around the Sun, or decorated with flowers and dark damp gloomy and mysterious atmosphere. In the catacombs and combined doesn't take much time, so little free time please.
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  • A part "troglodyte" and the other party all around with monuments preserved by grids: see. We have wanted to be buried there.
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  • One of the best spot ever. Lovely cemetery. Great view around
  • 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.
  • An amazing place to visit and walk through
  • Beautiful as cemeteries go, and worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Beautiful and well worth a visit