St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Some 5 minutes on foot from our hotel is St. Sebastian’s Church.  Tucked away behind the church is a famous cemetery.  The cemetery was designed in the shape of an Italian Capo Santo. There are a number of famous Salzburg natives found here – their last resting place.  Mozart’s widow and his father were buried at St. Sebastian Cemetery.  One of the scenes from The Sound of Music was also filmed here, this is the cemetery where the family was hiding before their escape from the city. We went there right at 9:00 in the morning when the cemetery opened – quiet and serene with no a soul in sight.

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