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St. Peter's Church

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Address: Petersplatz 1, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 089-21 02 37 76-0
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This 11th-century cathedral, the city's oldest remaining church, is best...
This 11th-century cathedral, the city's oldest remaining church, is best known for its beautiful golden interior.
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Moving past the dominant façade of this great church you enter into the gorgeous interior. The main altar is most impressive. There are numerous lovely paintings. The vista... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Moving past the dominant façade of this great church you enter into the gorgeous interior. The main altar is most impressive. There are numerous lovely paintings. The vista from the rear along the central aisle is awe-inspiring. Numerous white columns and arches with many statues line the way. The vaulted ceiling with frescoes is another highlight.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This church has the best views of Munich. It costs 2 Euros to make the climb but is well worth the photo opportunities. Wear comfortable shoes for the climb and take a bottle of water. If you are not very fit I would still recommend doing the climb as there are spots that you can stop and catch your breath.... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Another beautifully decorated church. It is near the glockenspiel and the market center, so it is worth stopping in when you are in that area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Attended Mass and took the walk up to the top of the tower. The view of the city is breath-taking. I learned from a colleague that the City of Munich has forbidden any structures to be higher than the historical buildings such as St. Peter's Church, Frauenkirche or Rathaus. This a fantastic way to preserve the historical landmarks.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I would put this as one of my top 5 favourite Munich attractions. The views from the top of the tower, across the city, are just stunning. From the view of the Rathaus on the other side of the square, to the spectacle of the Alps in the distance, and everything in between, it's super value at €2 entry fee... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Incredible to see the state the church was in after Allied bombing raids in 1944. Most of the church in ruins. And after 50 years of reconstruction, an amazing monument , recreating the baroque splendour of the original. A superb building. The climb to the tower top, at 300+ steps, sorts out the fit from the unfit, but is very... More 

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Rosenheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the best churches I have ever visited, notable for its white marble and ornate golden decorations everywhere. The best part is the tower at the top. It costs around 1,50 EUR to climb to the top for sweeping panoramic views of the city. One of the best kept secrets in central Munich

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Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The entrance to the tower is on the outside of the church off Oberanger. Look for the souvenir kiosk and probable queue. They seem to hold you back to ascend in groups, but this doesn't stop you regularly encountering descending groups on the stairways. It is a fair old climb and those that clearly don't exercise, clearly felt it! It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must see church to visit. it is ornate and amazingly beautiful! Easy to get to and you can walk the whole church. Take time and do this.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As far as churches in Munich go you are spoilt for choice. It's lovely but perhaps not so impressive as some of the others. The view from the top however is worth seeing!

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