Those of you who have seen Sound of Music will be familiar with the cemetery shown in tje escape of the Von Trapp family to Switzerland in the end.
This is in the St Peter’s Abbey Church.
Another very interesting feature of this cemetery are the catacombs, dated to late antiquity and are hewn out of the Mönchsberg rock itself.
The word catacomb means underground cemetery consisting of a subterranean gallery with recesses for tombs.
These caves seem daunting because of the steep rock steps and dark but they have a mystical quality.
They served both as hermitages as well as burial sites. The “Gertrauden Chapel”, dating back to 1178. 36 further steps up lies the “Maximus Chapel”.
The grave of the famous composer the composer, Michael Haydn is just near its entrance in Salzburg