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St. Peter's Cemetery (Petersfriedhof), Salzburg

St. Peter's Cemetery (Petersfriedhof) - Salzburg, Austria
St. Peter's Cemetery (Petersfriedhof)
Sankt Peter Bezirk, Salzburg, Austria 5020Map
+43 662 844 5760
Neighborhood: Altstadt (old town)

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. 

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