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

Address: St. Peter Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg, Austria
Phone Number: 0662-844-578-0
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Salzburg Historical Walking Tour
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Ranked #9 of 87 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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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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australia
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The abbey, graveyard, and catacombs are worth visiting. Doesn't take too long to see. It must have been a challenge to carve out the catacombs.

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Pordenone, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Historically, worth seeing and visiting. The cemetery located next to the Abbey, is of particular interest for its catacombs and for the important people buried in it, like Mozart's sister and general Collins. The restaurant, which you'll find before the cemetery main entrance, has a romantic and relaxing foyer.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We walked through the garden and graveyard before having lunch. It was beautiful and spooky at the same time. The sky was overcast so that helped the set the mood. It is a very interesting olace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Actually it was a dinner which we couldn't choose the meals but everything was so divine and high quality for meat and fish... the ambiance is great! I loved it so much

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful Catholic Church in the Altstat. The ceiling is amazing along with the huge Pipe Organ. When I was there, a group of Catholic nuns were singing, it was beautiful. The Acoustics were unbelievable.

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