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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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Ranked #5 of 96 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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colorado
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

St. Peter's is lovely and has retained some of its Romanesque architecture which is worth seeing. The cemetery is particularly stunning. Lovely and lovingly tended plots, fresh flowers everywhere, just beautiful.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

one of the nice church at old town area, easily reach from getreidegasse or residenzplatz. very impressing inside so nice garden front at backyard tombs deserve visiting and catacombs entrance also in backyard. After cemetery visit road will take you the slope of castle.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A nice short walk through this abbey and historic cemetery should be on your list of things to do while visiting Salzburg. If you are a fan of the Sound of Music you will note the cemetery was replicated for the filming. Beautiful views if you walk up into the catacombs built into the mountain.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not too happy about being asked for money on the way out, but I know they rely on tourists for the income. A very modest building with delightful small chapels in the crypt.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

History plus plus fascinating place with some ancient catacombs and old graves plenty to see and wonder over

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