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St. Peter's Church

Address: Rindermarkt 1 | Innenstadt, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49-89-2604828
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Ranked #14 of 153 Attractions in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This 11th-century cathedral, the city's oldest remaining church, is...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 11th-century cathedral, the city's oldest remaining church, is best known for its beautiful golden interior.
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Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I popped in unplanned while shopping. It just so happened to be during a service. I sat there in silence, resting my weary bones and enjoyed the tranquility. I must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I only saw it from the outside as we were running out of time but what a beautiful church! Definitely one of Munich's landmarks (from what I can remember it's the oldest church in the city). Hope we can come back with more time to visit the interior!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Service was on when we visited. Guys please remove the hood/cap. Very beautiful inside and nice work on the ceilings. Must do as it is right at Marienplatz and an easy 5 minute visit if you want it to be short

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The parish church of Saint Peter, whose 91 meters high tower is commonly known as "Alter Peter" - Old Peter - and which is emblematic of Munich, is the oldest recorded parish church in Munich. The church itself was nearly completely destroyed by allied raid in February 1945 to be successfully rebuild around 1954 however the interior reconstruction had been... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Tower of this church (enter from street) gives great views over the city centre below, over the Christmas Market and beyond, as others have said, and only EU 2 for adults and EU 1 for kids/students. However, beware the narrow staircase at the start if you are claustrophobic, although it widens out later; there is only one staircase for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

From the top of St Peter's Church one can see the Alps and have a view down onto Marianplatz. Entrance fee is only 2 Euros so it's worth it!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This pretty church is located just one block off of the Marienplatz. I believe it is the oldest church in the Munich area. It has been restored since the bombing of Munich, and thankfully many of the art pieces were saved by the locals. It is beautiful inside. We visited in February and the big Christmas trees were still decorated... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The walk up to the tower is not for the weak - 13 flights up a super narrow stairway. If you are cluster-phobic, just skip this attraction. Supposedly on a clear day, you can see the Bavarian alps from the top of the tower. I went on a misty day and saw nothing. Just got a really good workout.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I am by no means a religious man. That said, I enjoy churches. Whenever I'm away I try to visit a grand place of worship. This church is glorious. The artwork is sublime and you can tell it's a treasured place for catholics in the city. There is one amazingly odd artefact - a human skeleton encrusted in jewels. These... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Munich and Bavaria are loaded with beautiful churches. This one is substantive in terms of size and grace. We walked in (perhaps inappropriately) during a service with a choir singing. It was a privledge to check this out. Worth it.

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