The Church and Churchyard of St. Peter.
While in Salzburg, do not forget to visit the Church of St. Peter and the cemetery near it. At one time the church was completely rebuilt and luxuriously designed, but comparing to the cathedral this is a small and a cozy church. Many years ago the church was owned by the Benedictine abbey of St. Rupert. St. Rupert himself has been buried in the churchyard, the younger brother of the famous composer Haydn is also buried there. The oldest cemetery in Salzburg is located next to the church. This place has often become the venue for “on location” filming of various movies. This is the place where you will see catacombs carved in the rock. The catacombs are open on certain hours.
Getreidegasse – Pferdeschwemme Street.
If you cross the city bridge and go to the other bank of the river, you will come directly to Getreidegasse Street . This narrow and very beautiful street with numerous shops is the place where the birthplace house of Mozart is located. Walk towards Mönchsberg, and not far from the same named tunnel you will see a beautiful fountain. Many years ago Pferdeschwemme was the bathing place for 120 horses of Archbishop Wolf Dietrich, who had ordered to build new stables on this site (now this place is called the Festspielhaus).
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