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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. Petersfriedhof is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • We had not planned to visit the graveyard but are very glad we did. The graves are well maintained and the area is peaceful and serene. Tourist groups are not allowed in en masse, so there tend to be....  more
    We had not planned to visit the graveyard but are very glad we did. The graves are well maintained and the area is peaceful and serene. Tourist groups are not allowed in en masse, so there tend to be....  more »
  • This was a beautiful and interesting graveyard surrounded by multiple beautiful churches/abbeys. We also did the katakommen, which was a small but fun extra view. 
    This was a beautiful and interesting graveyard surrounded by multiple beautiful churches/abbeys. We also did the katakommen, which was a small but fun extra view.  more »
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  • Attractive cemetery with well maintained and compact graves. Colorful plants and scultpure make this one of the most 'artistic' cemeteries I've seen. The catacombs in the cliff offer nice views of the cemetery, but aren't very impressive themselves (and also costs 2 euros to enter).
  • Incredible and unique place. A must see in Salzburg for all fans of History and dark stuff. Very easy to find and it doesn't take long to visit it entirely. Plus it's free, except for the catacombs.

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