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

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Address: St. Peter Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg, Austria
Phone Number: 0662-844-578-0
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000...
This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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Really unique on the inside

Beautiful and unique church. The even still have weddings here. It is not as large as the Dom, but it is very detailed on the inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and unique church. The even still have weddings here. It is not as large as the Dom, but it is very detailed on the inside.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

St. Peter's Abbey Church is a must visit when you are in Salzburg Old town. Very spectacular and admirable architecture. It was busy in August where many visitors take the chance to visit the Church.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is one of my favorite churches in Europe. The Baroque architecture is stunning. The ornate iron gate when you enter the church just amazes. You walk in and your senses are on overload at the same time you feel a peace.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The St Peter's area is beautiful although St Peter's Abbey itself is "just another beautiful church" rather than spectacular. However inside the whole area there is a charming graveyard another small church and you can visit the catacombs cheaply and get a good view. In the music festival in July and August you can go to free concerts.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I think the most amazing thing is how they have preserved everything, after all these years, and still made life go on all around it. There are restaurants, plays, museums, all over the plaza, while still using the church for mass, prayers, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Try to book the Friday or Saturday evening concert and dinner (in a separate concert hall) then go up early to see the abbey church. Yes, it is a climb but there are spectacular vistas both in and outside the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It will take you going up over 100 steps to get to the Abbey but it is worth it, especially if you are a fan of the Sound of Music. This is the Abbey where Maria Von Trapp studied and was married. It also offers stunning views of Salzburg. Plan on taking your time going up the steps. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We attended a Mozart Matinee and witnessed something quite spectacular, a young Hungarian lad (just 23yo) gave us a concert that we will always remember. It was a smaller venue with a small audience and what struck us was the personal nature of the concert. From there we looked through the Abbey which is another beautiful building. It's Romanesque style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Spectacular and very old place. Restaurant with fabulous kitchen and service. Wiener schnitzel a specialty but also a lot of otherdishes that make your mouth water. Open very late in the Festspiel season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We attended the Mozart concert and dinner in the Baroque Hall of St. Peter's. We made reservations (a must) through our hotel. Tickets were 56 Euros each. The hall was elegant and beautiful with carved and painted ceilings, stained glass, crystal chandeliers, candles, white table cloths We arrived at about 7:15PM and sat at a table for 8 in the... More 

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