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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 #5 of 90 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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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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Milano
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's another amazing cathedral. I don't want to sound boring but every church has something interesting...most are over the top in decoration and this one was no exception.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Pretty little village, GORGEOUS church, nice little gift store. Happy we visited. Great photo ops. Clean public restroom across the square.

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited St. Peter's Abbey when in Salzburg for the day from Munich. The Abbey is very old and very Impressive from the outside. On the inside it is even moreso - Visually Stunning. Would easily recommend a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

St Peter's Abbey and Cemetery is a fascinating place to wander around. The entrance is just off Kapitelplatz. There are many things to see including the abbey itself, the cemetery grounds, the Catacombs and the water wheel with a statue of St Peter. The cemetery is pretty and well maintained. It inspired the final scenes in The Sound of Music,... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Everywhere you go in the old town, you trip over exceptional architecture and interesting history. The abbey and cemetery are centrally located and well worth spending time walking through. We were on a guide tour and again only a short stay, but deserved a longer time.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It really is nice to walk around the cemetery and enjoy the peace and quiet of the small church. This is where the Von Trapps hid after their performance at the nearby theater, although nothing was filmed in the cemetery itself.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Not as huge as "Dom", but beautiful in a different way. Make sure you stop by - you can simply miss it just walking by the abbey gate...

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