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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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Whether in summer or during Christmas or Easter, this stunning abbey nave is a must see when in the old town. Christmas eve mass is particularly spectacular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Whether in summer or during Christmas or Easter, this stunning abbey nave is a must see when in the old town. Christmas eve mass is particularly spectacular.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the long trek up the stairs from the old town. The interior is magnificent. The stations of the cross around the church are quite unusual.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

maybe its just my dislike for all things rococo, but this church was incredibly disappointing (the rude employee that almost pushed my little sister over while exiting the church didnt help either). the catacombs and cemetery behind are similarly as impressive

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is worth a visit it is magnificent inside and I also agree the nearby cemetery is a gem with beautiful flowers.Very beautiful. Recommend.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is one of the best churches in Salzburg. Inside and outside is beautiful. And when you add the cemetery around it, than this is a great spot to visit.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It is a nicely decorated church. Ceiling especially looks impressive. Nice place to find some peace just like any other church. A cemetery nearby - Petersfriedhof - should not be missed.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We did not visit the church but did see the Cemetery, free. This is a great place to visit, the grounds are full of plants and flowers. There are 3 churches surrounding this site. The graves are tended by descendants, if no one pays the once a decade fee the tombstone is removed.very peaceful surroundings, a nice interlude to hectic... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A charming way to enjoy dinner and beautiful music and singing in an atmospheric room in the Abbey. Food was very acceptable and you purchase drinks separately. The tables seat 8 so you join with others which was very agreeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

if you love old churches then you will surely love this one. it doesnt really matter what faith you follow. Enjoy the beauty of peace for a few moments of refelction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food was fine, but the singing (and acting) and the small orchestra was absolutely wonderful. Do book this ahead - it's a must see.

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Address: 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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