Salzburg's most famous poet Georg Trakl has quoted about the St. Peter´s Cemetery: "Heaven smiles silently upon this mystical garden." Strong words of course, but the poet is right. As a matter of fact, this wonderful cemetery is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Famous personalities like Michael Haydn, brother of Joseph Haydn and composer, Mozart´s sister, Nannerl, and the architect of Salzburg's Cathedral Santino Solari have all been laid to rest here. There are also catacombs carved out of stone, which are over 1000 years old.
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries