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This picturesque cemetery, much of which dates back to the 17th century, provides a secluded spot to escape the bustle of the rest of the city.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 15, 2008

We didn’t actually go into the church, but were amazed at the small, picturesque cemetery pressed up to the foot of the cliff. The cemetery is famous as the spot where the Von Trapp family hid from the Nazis in the Sound of Music. For...More

4  Thank Darren S
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

Its Salzburg`s oldest graveyard dating back to the 16th century.It is enclosed by elegant wrought iron fences with boroque porticos with graves of Salzburg`s old wealthy & many notable families.I see some locals lovingly tending the graves of their dear ones with candles,fir branches &...More

1  Thank MARGDARSHI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cemeteries are often one of the most peaceful places to visit; as a tourist -I love them. Many of the larger ones can be crowded like Vienna Central because of so many famous people but for me they are calming. Often you will fine wonderful...More

Thank Geeena
Reviewed 5 days ago

After reading all the positive reviews we decided to have a look at this cemetery. I didn't found it very quiet, as most people wrote, due to the many tourists, but I think it's worth the visit if you are around the area anyways. One...More

Thank 391tcf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this small and well-kept cemetery with graves from the 18th century on our trip in Salzburg. The cemetery is located in the middle of the city center nearby the St. Peters church. The graves are usually finished with colorful flower beds and is...More

Thank RobbieP87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to visit this because I'd read that it was the inspiration for the graveyard scene at the end of the South of Music. But it's so much more than that. Beautiful, with lots of flowers. We were fascinated with the black iron monuments--we'd...More

Thank Lin0515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty cemetery well worth a walk around, easy to miss the entrance - although there are two. Easiest way is to walk as if you are going to the funicular railway to the Fortress the black gates are on the right on a left...More

Thank Janine_Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned of this cemetery while watching RIck Steves' video on Salzburg. We are so glad we stopped by! Very easy to find. If you are in the main square area, anyone around will be able to direct you. This well-tended cemetery has an interesting...More

Thank CKF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As much as a graveyard can be interesting ... very careful, ornate. It has a chapel, simple in decoration, but with a lot of symbolism.

Thank DinRL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the time to at least walk through the beautiful grounds. The catacombs are very interesting as well. Located in Old Town Salzburg.

Thank horseymamma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located near the funicular station, at the foot of the Festungsberg Hill, is an ancient cemetery. I do not mean to be disrespectful but this cemetery is beautiful. What I though was a quiet garden turned out to be an attractive cemetery dotted with flowers...More

Thank Alfred O
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was our third visit to Salzburg, and again we had to go to this cemetery, which is so picturesque. Not as colourful this time, due to us being there later in the year, but still lovely. All the graves are neat and tidy and...More

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