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.
Up above, 3rd-century inhabitants cut catacombs into the rock.
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.
Several altar paintings were completed by Martin Johann Schmidt, one of the best-known devotional painters of the 18th century.
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 SalzburgTweet