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Cemetery 60: Salzburg’s Peterfriedhof

Down in the heart of Salzburg lies its oldest cemetery, Peterfriedhof. It lies at the base of the cliff on which Holhensalzburg Castle sits. Despite (or because of) the fact that there are numerous major attractions all around, this cemetery is popular with visitors to Salzburg, as evidenced by Continue reading “Cemetery 60: Salzburg’s Peterfriedhof”

Cemetery 59: Salzburg’s St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

If skulls are your thing, then this is definitely the cemetery for you. St. Sebastian’s Cemetery is a small old cemetery located in the centre of Salzburg, just steps away from the well-worn tourist trail, hidden behind St. Sebastian’s Church and a high wall. That said, it was pretty easy Continue reading “Cemetery 59: Salzburg’s St. Sebastian’s Cemetery”

Cemetery 9: Vienna’s Cemetery of the Nameless

I first heard about this cemetery, probably like many others, when I saw Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy go here during their one day stay in Vienna in Before Sunrise. That was over 20 years ago now, but I’ve always remembered that scene and being moved by the Continue reading “Cemetery 9: Vienna’s Cemetery of the Nameless”

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