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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  • A very clean and well kept area. It is very pleasant to walk around here, even though it is a cemetery. Gives a peaceful feeling and a break from the outisde busy touristy area.  more »
  • The St. Peter's cemetery is one of the most beautiful in Europe. There are also tombs of prominent Salzburg from bygone times here. A visit to the catacombs is a must!
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  • This gorgeous little cemetery dates back to 700 when St Peters Abbey was established. The oldest grave stone is marked 1288. The catacombs are at the back. Dont miss popping into the tiny St Margaret'...  more »
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  • As part of our Sounds of the music tour, we visited this site. It is a beautiful cemetery, they keep the place real nice. We had a long day, so we sat and enjoyed the peace and the ground.
  • l came back from the dead here. The ground is soft and supple. Salzburg is very zombie friendly. Good tunes.
  • Lots of history here- worth a visit to stroll through
  • 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.
  • Beautiful cemetery with very well kept (tiny, bodiless) catacombs. Worth a visit in this quaint town.
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