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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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The church glows with the gold rococo trimming, and there are Mozart piano concerts on Friday and Saturday nights in a nearby hall. I especially liked the glassed in choir on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The church glows with the gold rococo trimming, and there are Mozart piano concerts on Friday and Saturday nights in a nearby hall. I especially liked the glassed in choir on the left side of the nave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the highlights of any visit to Salzburg. The lavishly decorated baroque interior is a feast on the eyes, but just as impressive is the cemetery at the rear of the church. This has to be one of the loveliest cemeteries we’ve visited with its well tended graves, colourful flower displays, and ornate headstones. The buildings built... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The St Peters Abbey in Salzburg is founded by saint Rupert & is one of the oldest monastries.The Abbey went through many construction & style changes & the present version one is the 17th & 18th century Boroque style.Mozart premiered his famous `C` minor here & he also directed the orchestra & choir here & played its organ.The marriage scene... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

St. Peter's Abbey is a beautiful church, but we found the cemetery along the side of the Abbey much more interesting and quite lovely. Sometimes it is a welcome, quiet break from the din inside the church. Also, near the church is a water wheel used for many years to grind grain into flour. The original bakery has survived and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Church was more impressive than the Dom to our eyes, very High Church. Interesting Bakery with a water powered mill next to it, and for2 Euro (free with Salzburg Card) the catacombs were interesting if you don't mind climbing uneven steps

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mozart Matinee Concert at this former and ancient Benedictine Abbey is magical. The gardens and cemetery are beautiful and memorable to fans of "The Sound of Music". St. Peter's Stiftkeller is, after more than 1200 years, a wonderful restaurant where the manners of Mozart's Salzburg are still evident. It really is like dining during the golden age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I grew up in a musical home, my Mother was a professional opera singer and my Dad played guitar and violin on the radio in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. We always were listening to the Masters. Mozart was one of my favorites as a child. To be able to sit in St. Peter's Abbey in Salzburg Austria and listen to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visit abbeys, churches and cathedrals to experience their physical beauty and St Peter's Abbey is one of the most beautiful places of worship I have ever visited. The baroque decoration throughout is gentle, light and above all so very tasteful. It was a true pleasure to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Mozart Dinner Concert at St. Peter's Abbey is a terrific experience, and this was our second visit. Claimed to be the oldest restaurant in Europe (since AD 805, and visited by Charlemagne when it was a monastery), the food was well prepared and the service was excellent, with the string quartet and opera singers performing after the tables are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was my favourite stop in Salzburg. So gorgeous! The adjacent graveyard was lovingly maintained and made for a pleasant walk-through. Be sure to stop here if you're in Salzburg.

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Address: St. Peter Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg, Austria
Phone Number: 0662-844-578-0
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Austrian Alps  >  Salzburg Region  >  Salzburg

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