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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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  • 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! 
  • 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...  more »
  • The cemetery is located at the foot of the fortress! A place very well beyond that is a visit to a cemetery. Draw some attention of boards or their adornment. I was struck a few graves of children with their toys and how close and young that his father died after the death of the children.
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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