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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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Prettiest Church Interior

When you walk into the graveyard you'll immediately notice the iron gates of the tombs copied in the Sound of Music. It's interesting how in the movie they make it look like this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

When you walk into the graveyard you'll immediately notice the iron gates of the tombs copied in the Sound of Music. It's interesting how in the movie they make it look like this cemetery is in Nonnburg Abbey when its actually quite a distance from there. The graveyard is peaceful and if you've never seen Austrian headstones - they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We've visited many churches, baroque ones. But this one had a special grandeur, with mighty and massive furnishings. The entrance is from centuries past. One feels the history and sees the centuries of architecture before one's eyes. I thought catacombs were under ground, but in this case, one walks up and appreciates the immense effort of crafting places of worship... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you've seen the movie Sound of Music, you'll recognize the graveyard where they hid at the end of the movie. On our visit, we were able to walk around the seemingly spooky but interesting graveyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

impressive how it was possible at the time of the building of this church to create such beauty as the total city is. Very much in need of spending time in it, more that 2 days for sure. There are lovely inexpensive hotels and guesthouses in Ruhpolding, just 30 min drive to down town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

While walking about the old city we ventured into this building to find the normal magnificent interior. Certainly worth the visit but include it in a stroll around the old town

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Quick easy visit. walking behind and around the church is nice to see all the artwork/paintings and figurines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Check out the restaurant at Stift St Peter . Sort of the greatest hits of Mozart done by a female and male classically trained opera singer with a quartet. Order the desert "nockerl". An austrain classic dessert often overshadowed by the Sacher Torte (also yummy).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited many churches in Europe and this was the most spectacular interior of them all. First seeing the frescos contrasting the pure white ceiling with the light blue scrollwork running the full length of this majestic sanctuary is something I will never forget. It is so beautiful that it doesn't seem like it can be real. As far as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really ornate tombstones, very old graves and some freshly dug ones! Lots of flowers and plants. Well worth a visit. We also visited the catacombs which are very plain inside but a significant feat to build out on what were essentially caves high up on the rock cliff face. Beautiful church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place does an evening with a meal and a small group of singers and musicians playing and singing Mozart. The tables are all for 8 so if you are a couple or small group you will be sharing with strangers. Some couples did seem to be on a separate table but you obviously would need to ask for this... More 

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