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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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This is a remarkably beautiful church and you will be awestruck by the interior (more so than the exterior). The cemetery is amazing. A must-see on any itinerary for Salzburg.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a remarkably beautiful church and you will be awestruck by the interior (more so than the exterior). The cemetery is amazing. A must-see on any itinerary for Salzburg.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The abby area is interesting and the cemetery is worth taking a look. Many places to meander about with plaques explaining the buildings and the history.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Trying to see as much as possible this Abbey was on our list of must sees. And we were right its beautiful inside and out! The statuary is amazing. Not really too big but surely worth your time! A must when in Salzburg! Centrally located easy in and out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Is not as big, but is a beatiful place. Outside is the cemetery where the Sound of Music inspired the scene in the movie. And since is in thr Old Town, you do not have to walk very far.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is an amazing place that is so beautiful and ornate that it looks like it is from a movie. Maybe sure to visit this when in Salzburg. We loved it!

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Getxo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We entered before a wedding starting with a soprano doing some practice. Marvellous to visit this place with a soprano singing which shows the great sonority of the place. Also all the decoration around like statues and painting with little to envy the cathedral. A must if you are around.

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Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Monastery Church of St. Peter’s Abby in Salzburg is very beautiful and impressive, but different from many other churches / cathedrals we saw on a recent central / eastern European tour. There is a magnificent gold altar in the center, The exterior walls and ceiling, however, are a grey stone with a cream-colored trim. It has extremely tall and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The outside is recognizable by the onion dome at the top of the tower. The inside is decorated in the Rococo style. It's one of the many wonderful churches of Salzburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I could spend hours there, looking at the ceiling. The details are amazing. the staff member at the door was very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Friendly staff, great at many international languages, amazing food and historic location. ZERO negatives.

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