Peterskirche, Salzburg

Catacombs

Catacombs

18th-century St. Peter’s Cemetery fits right into the city’s ornate character. Locals buried here include Mozart’s sister and Haydn’s brother.

These caught my eye

I liked the embellished graves markers

Look closely

Look closely

Up above, 3rd-century inhabitants cut catacombs into the rock.

Gloomy exterior shot

Rainy exterior shot

Saint Rupert, a Franconian missionary, came to Salzburg in the 7th century and founded St. Peter’s church and Benedictine monastery. The current Romanesque structure dates from the 13th century though its rococo interior and onion dome were added in the 18th century.

The city's 18th- and 19th-century middle class rests here.

The city’s 18th- and 19th-century middle class rests here.

Several altar paintings were completed by Martin Johann Schmidt, one of the best-known devotional painters of the 18th century.

Along the exterior wall

Along the exterior wall

Another interesting tidbit: Mozart first performed his Great Mass in C Minor here.

Church: 8 a.m. to noon and 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cemetery: summer 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., winter 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

St. Peter Bezirk 1, 5010 Salzburg

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