Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Austria  /  Austrian Alps  /  Salzburg Region  /  Salzburg  /  Petersfriedhof

Petersfriedhof, Salzburg

4.6
Cemetery · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Petersfriedhof
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.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Petersfriedhof reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,178 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • A visit here was included on our self guided walk and we were really pleased we took time to visit. As well as its Sound of Music connections, it is a place of great history. Mozart’s sister is... 
    A visit here was included on our self guided walk and we were really pleased we took time to visit. As well as its Sound of Music connections, it is a place of great history. Mozart’s sister is...  more »
  • Unusual but peaceful graveyard. Really brought home what the Von Trapp and other families went through to escape out of Salzburg during the war 
    Unusual but peaceful graveyard. Really brought home what the Von Trapp and other families went through to escape out of Salzburg during the war  more »
  • Walked around this unique graveyard that apparently inspired some of the scenes in The Sounds of Music. Pretty place and easy to get to. 
    Walked around this unique graveyard that apparently inspired some of the scenes in The Sounds of Music. Pretty place and easy to get to.  more »
Google
  • This is the highlight of my trip to salzburg! This cemetery is so gorgeous and breathtaking! It gives death a sweet feeling and a good vibe that the dead are resting in peace and harmony with nature! I loved it! I am usually not interested in visiting touristic areas more than once but St Peter's cemetery- I would! Highly recommended! You can't miss visiting this place of you are in Salzburg! FYI I visited in the winter and it was still this colorful and beautiful- I can't imagine how it would look like in the spring!
  • It seems weird to rate a cemetery, but this spot was so beautiful and the view to the fortress was so nice from here, that I had to give it 5 stars. Very well-maintained cemetery: green and full of flowers. Maybe one of my favourite spots in the city. You can also visit the catacombs for 2€.
  • We don't normally visit cemeteries but this is one of the exception. ❤️❤️❤️They are beautiful even though it's an old cemetery and Church there is certainly peaceful to walking around with beautiful flowers and different mausoleums that dated few centuries ago Another trivia is this is where the part of 'sounds of music' when Von Trap family is trying to hide during escape
  • 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).
  • Interesting cemetery attached to The Franciscan Friary. Many interesting tombstones and a quaint little chapel that should be looked at.

Plan your trip to Salzburg

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.