"Petersfriedhof - St. Peter's Cemetery" St Peter's Cemetery Tip by naruto

St Peter's Cemetery, Salzburg: 33 reviews and 60 photos

  St Peter Cemetery
by naruto
 
 

The cemetery situated behind the Abbey is one that is extremely exquisite in its beauty and blue-blooded history.

It lies at the foot of the rock called the Mönchsberg. Many of the aristocratic families of Salzburg lie buried here along with many other noted persons, including Nannerl Mozart, sister of Wolfgang Amadeus (4 years older than her better-known brother, Nannerl was also an exceptionally gifted musician).

Note of interest for Sound of Music fans. This was the site where Liezel's boyfriend blew the whistle on the Von Trapp family as they hid in one of the tombs.

There is a chapel on the grounds - the Romanesque Chapel of the Holy Cross and St. Margaret's Chapel, dating from the 15th century.

There are also Christian catacombs situated in the rock wall above the cemetery. However, it was closed when I was there is early April.

Admission to the cemetery is free. Admission to catacombs is 1 euro for adults.

HOURS
May-Sep Daily 10am-5pm;
Oct-Apr Daily 10:30am-3:30pm

Directions: Old Town, behind St Peters

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 30, 2004
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“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”

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