We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

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

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 662 8445780
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Salzburg City Highlights Tour
More Info
and up
Grand Salzburg City Tour including Hellbrunn Palace and 24 Hour Salzburg Card
More Info
and up
Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 706 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 264
  • 113
    Very good
  • 14
  • 2
  • 0
Great architecture

It look very clean and simple from outside but when you walk in you see the real beauty from this great church, take a look and light up a candle

Reviewed 2 days ago
Francis V
Vienna, Austria
Add Photo Write a Review

706 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 393: English reviews
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
307 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It look very clean and simple from outside but when you walk in you see the real beauty from this great church, take a look and light up a candle

Thank Francis V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
173 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great stop for the SOM fans. Very clean and pretty. Nice and peaceful. Near the Platz for easy access.

Thank bkgj8181
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came across St. Peter's quite by accident while wandering the city, and what an absolute gem. At the time we visited, two male vocalists were warming up for a wedding later that day, and what a treat as we listened to Ave Maria sang in such breathtaking surroundings. Well worth a visit.

Thank Yvonne S
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another one of the most beautiful places to see in Salzburg. The design, architecture, and craftsmanship are stunning. You can take your time because there is no rush at all.

Thank secauley
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere here. Charming interior design and melodious music added an extra charm. While visiting Domplatz area do visit this church. Worth every minute. Free entry. All churches in this area closes by 5 in the evening. Lots of eateries nearby and an excellent souvenir shop.

Thank Bhaswati D
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
193 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St. Peter's Abbey is a hidden gem in Salzburg, often overlooked by the more accessible Salzburg Cathedral. But it is worth a visit. The Abbey is beautiful, serene, and inspiring. The grounds themselves have the actually tombstones behind which the Von Trapp family hid as they flee Nazi impressment (closing scenes of "The Sound of Music". We had a six... More 

Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
Level Contributor
609 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a great time at this beautiful cathedral. a stunning property. the Mozart dinners at the St Peter's are wonderful too. highly recommend.

Thank BuddhistNYC
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Beautiful inside and out. Not very big compared to the Cathedral, but very pretty and artful. Full of interesting history. Well worth a visit. Having a travel guide was helpful to appreciate the historical meanings.

Thank Lsabina11
Langwarrin, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I walked round the outer of the churchnd just inside the wooden doors, as the latched gates were closed ad did not want to intrude on this religious territory It isabsolutely fatastic place tosee

Thank Robyn S
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
128 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We didn't go inside but we wandered around the graveyard and grounds and found it fascinating and very pretty in the snow. Well worth having a look if you're exploring the old town and the area around the Fortress (Castle)

Thank TheNorthernMonkey1

Travelers who viewed St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) also viewed


Been to St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Greenville, South Carolina

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?