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

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

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

St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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Susan Kalogeros
Charleston, SC4 contributions
Dec 2021
I have been to Salzburg several times and had never been into St. Peter's. I went this time and glad I did. It was one of the more beautiful churches I've been in. Well worth the stop in.
Written December 27, 2021
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Backpacker
San Luis Obispo, CA1,002 contributions
Oct 2021
This was my very favorite church & cemetery! And I LOVED the catacombs too! So much history. Incredibly beautiful church with all the paintings. Amazing!
Written October 25, 2021
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,039 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed seeing it, from both up on high above it from the fortress and from street level. Worth incorporating into your visit.
Written October 23, 2021
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MoonaMuslim
728 contributions
Jul 2020
The St. Peter Abbey, also known as the Archabbey of St. Peter, is a very beautiful church. The Gothic ribbed vault in the vestibule. Combined with the Renaissance style, the baroque onion dome, or the ceiling paintings with rich rococo decoration.
There is a large square in front of the church, but it is very quiet, even if it is very busy and busy in the old town. There are two chapels to the north and south of the vestibule.
It also has the cemetery, with its "catacombs" on the north wall of the cemetery, even if they are not catacombs in the literal sense.
The monuments and well-tended graves in the cemetery with the graves of Mozart's older sister and Michael Haydn are definitely worth a walk.

The church is centrally located in the old town. Just take 1-2 hours and look at the wonderful ceiling, paintings and architecture of the church.
Can be easily integrated into a tour of the old town if you come through the cemetery, visit the church, and then walk on to the forecourt of the church (or the other way around)
Written May 13, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This church is located in a quieter spot as compared to Salzburg cathedral and hence was less busy. Although not as grand as Salzburg Cathedral but still worth a visit when in the old town.
Written December 30, 2020
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Ali I
48 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The interior is beautiful, and fortunately very quiet when we visited. The surrounding square and graveyard are also peaceful places to spend some time.
Written August 31, 2020
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RainbowOxfordshire
Banbury, UK36 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
A good place to wander through, however we felt they needed more information on the description of the items there. The leaflet guide is very unhelpful so we suggest that you improve this. In conclusion, quite interesting but not incredible. Nice views though!
Written May 23, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL14,184 contributions
Jun 2019
Unfortunately, the interior was closed when we visited for renovations. However, we did get to enjoy the exterior and the cemetery. The chapel was impressive so I wish I could have seen inside.
Written April 12, 2020
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Robert R
Skipton, UK255 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
As all the others reviewers write, this is a beautiful church. Stunning architecture complimented by fantastic decor, paintings and statues.
You walk around and admiring it's magnificence, but most disappointingly there is no information at all.
It is so frustrating, it doesn't need to be an expensive or intrusive audioguide or similar, laminated information sheets on the walls or cheaply printed leaflets. Could have made the visit so much more than it was.
Written February 26, 2020
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Sid_00001976
Cirencester, UK41 contributions
Feb 2020
Stopped over at the Abbey and spent an hour resting up at the Abbey while admiring the beautiful architecture of the building and the paintings, etc.
Written February 12, 2020
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