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“Beautiful, especially if you manage to catch a concert there” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
St. Peter Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg, Austria
0662-844-578-0
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Ranked #5 of 96 Attractions in Salzburg
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Owner description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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“Beautiful, especially if you manage to catch a concert there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Although we had been unable to enter earlier in the day because a wedding ceremony was taking place (apparently a common occurrence), after our orchestral performance of Nabucco at the Grosses Festspielhaus, we happened to see people entering St. Peter's Abbey and upon entry discovered that we had come upon what turned out to be a wonderful (and free!) two hours choral performance of Mozart pieces. The acoustics and atmosphere were great, and the audience was invited to sing along for the last piece. (As an aside, we were quite impressed the large number of people who were able to sing along with a rather difficult Mozart piece and surmised that it was possibly due to the musical standards in Austrian schools being very high.)

Visited September 2013
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“Monastry and cemetery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Lovely and v old monastery, different architectural styles. It's below the fortress so central to Old Town area. The wrought iron grave markers are unusual and interesting. Peaceful.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful Sculptures and Tombs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Set against the shear cliffs, this Abbey and grave yard are breathtakingly beautiful. Lighting in the Abbey is poor for photography.

Visited September 2013
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“Nice Historic Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A nice and very Historic Abbey next to The cemetery of St Peter built in the Romanesque style of the Middle ages that has Mozarts sister and the younger brother of Joseph Haydn entombed.

Visited July 2013
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Nice church with cemetery and katakombs. Must see definitely. Probably the best time to see it is spring and autumn, because it is very beautiful with lots of flowers.

Visited October 2013
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