St. Peter's Cemetery (Petersfriedhof) is the oldest Christian cemetery in Salzburg dating back to the 16th century.
I was not even aware that I was in a cemetery until someone pointed it out to me. This is one of the nicest cemeteries that I have had the pleasure to wander around taking pictures and I think it is just amazing to see each grave so highly ornate and well tended with loving care by respective families.
You might find it odd but I like to check out old cemeteries, the older the better. They are really fascinating and I like beautiful head stone designs and and the atmosphere helps to add a sense of calmness to the whole surrounding.
Not to mention, the exquisite wrought iron artwork throughout the cemetery brings a lot of character to it. I was told that many of the aristocratic families of Salzburg lie buried here along with many other notable person.
The cemetery was also used as a setting in the Sound of Music movie. All the cemetery scenes of Maria and the Von Trapp family hiding from Nazis were filmed back in the Fox studio at Hollywood. Although the setting was made to mimmick this cemetery, I still think it's worth a visit as it really does capture the atmosphere of the scenes.
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