Pinsteps. St. Peter’s Cemetery, Salzburg
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St. Peter's Cemetery is located in Salzburg, Austria, next to the Monastery of St. Peter. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Europe, dating back to the 8th century. The cemetery is known for its beautiful and historic tombs, many adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures.

One of the most notable features of the cemetery is the "Leopoldskroner Friedhof," which is a section of the cemetery that contains the graves of many prominent figures from Salzburg's history, including bishops, abbots, and other important figures from the city's past. Some of the tombs are adorned with beautiful sculptures and inscriptions that give insight into the lives of those buried there.

Another exciting feature of the cemetery is the "Schäfflerfriedhof" which is a section of the cemetery that contains the graves of many master craftsmen and artisans from Salzburg's past. These tombs are adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures that reflect the trade of the person buried there.

St. Peter's Cemetery is a place of history, art, and culture, and it is a popular destination for visitors to Salzburg who is interested in the city's history and art. It is open to the public during the day, and guided tours are also available.

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Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg of Jan 10, 2023

The Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg, Austria, is a stunning medieval fortress that sits atop a hill overlooking the city. It was initially built in the 11th century to protect the Archbishop of Salzburg. It has been expanded and renovated over the centuries to become one of the most impressive castles in Europe.

One interesting story about the castle is that in the 16th century, the Archbishop of Salzburg, Markus Sittikus, commissioned the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's father, Leopold Mozart, to design and build a magnificent palace within the castle walls. Leopold, who was a skilled musician and composer himself, created a court that featured beautiful frescoes, ornate furnishings, and a grand ballroom where the Mozart family would often perform.

In addition to the palace, the castle also features several other exciting attractions, such as the Golden Hall, adorned with gold leaf and intricate frescoes, and the Torture Chamber, where visitors can see instruments of punishment used in medieval times. The castle can be reached by a funicular railway from the city or by a hike up the hill.

Today, the castle is a major tourist attraction, and it is open to the public for tours. Visitors can explore the palace and other parts of the court and take in the beautiful views of Salzburg and the surrounding Alps. It is a must-see place for anyone visiting Salzburg.

But let us first visit the catacombs at the bottom of monk hill. It is worth noting that the Catacombs are not prominent places, and they may not offer the same experience as some of the more famous catacombs worldwide. But it is a fascinating historical site that gives a glimpse into the past of Salzburg and offers a different perspective on the city's history.

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