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St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

St. Peter Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg, Austria
0662-844-578-0
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Salzburg Historical Walking Tour
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Ranked #7 of 96 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Owner description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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Sydney, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

St Peter's Abbey and Cemetery is a fascinating place to wander around. The entrance is just off Kapitelplatz. There are many things to see including the abbey itself, the cemetery grounds, the Catacombs and the water wheel with a statue of St Peter. The cemetery is pretty and well maintained. It inspired the final scenes in The Sound of Music,... More

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Pretoria
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Everywhere you go in the old town, you trip over exceptional architecture and interesting history. The abbey and cemetery are centrally located and well worth spending time walking through. We were on a guide tour and again only a short stay, but deserved a longer time.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It really is nice to walk around the cemetery and enjoy the peace and quiet of the small church. This is where the Von Trapps hid after their performance at the nearby theater, although nothing was filmed in the cemetery itself.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Not as huge as "Dom", but beautiful in a different way. Make sure you stop by - you can simply miss it just walking by the abbey gate...

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Detroit, Michigan
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The church is not what I expected to see as we opened the doors...breathtaking! The cemetery is beautifully kept with love and respect for the departed.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Maybe because I was with a tour and had a small selection to choose from but the food was just okay. The atmosphere was fabulous beautiful. Everything you would expect of old Salzburg.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Located in the main square, with beautiful ceiling and a mystical atmosphere. Try watching a ceremonial there.

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Tall ceilings with wonderful piece of art. great architecture. Can do a quick tour if you are short of time.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is nothing special other than the cemetery. That is a must see. It's a big complex and there is a market in this area that is fun to see.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We didn't really go in the abbey--just went to the crypts that were reproduced on a soundstage for SOM. Fun to imagine myself saying, "You'll never be one of them" to Rolf. :)

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