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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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  • interesting graveyard in a beautiful location. worth the walk through. right behind the central squares 
    interesting graveyard in a beautiful location. worth the walk through. right behind the central squares  more »
  • This very beautiful cemetery is located adjacent to St. Peter's Abbey. A place where it is really worth stopping by and taking in the calm and peaceful atmosphere. In the middle of this small... 
    This very beautiful cemetery is located adjacent to St. Peter's Abbey. A place where it is really worth stopping by and taking in the calm and peaceful atmosphere. In the middle of this small...  more »
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  • A beautiful crypt and cemetery that has a mix of history and serenity. A beautiful place to walk through.
  • One of the most stunning and original burial sites in Europe. Great Opportunity to visit while sightseeing fortess and old town of Salzburg

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