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

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

St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
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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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  • MoonaMuslim
    729 contributions
    A very beautiful church that is worth looking at!
    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)
    Visited July 2020
    Written May 13, 2021
  • dori_lukey
    Singapore, Singapore653 contributions
    Old church in Salzburg
    A very old church in Salzburg. It is not as grand as the Salzburg Cathedral, but there is a restaurant, souvenir shop and cemetery that you can visit too. Quite an interesting place to be at if you love history and this place is also the setting of the Sound of Music movie.
    Visited December 2019
    Written January 6, 2020
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom2,755 contributions
    A charming church
    Parts of this historic church date back over 750 years. It is more modest in scale compared to the cathedral but much more charming. Internally the building is almost entirely Rococo in design but the more historic Romanesque tympanum as you enter is worth a look. Free to enter but donations are welcome. While viewing the church it is worth combining the visit with the nearby cemetery with its immaculately tended graves and a most peaceful place for solitude.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 7, 2023
  • RainbowOxfordshire
    Banbury, United Kingdom53 contributions
    Okay but bad leaflet
    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!
    Visited August 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written May 23, 2020
  • Gene F.
    Los Angeles, California473 contributions
    Wonderful and beautiful
    Beautiful church and amazing nave and ceilings. The altar is beautiful and Mozart's sister Anna and Austrian composer Michael Haydn are laid to rest next to it. It cost nothing to enter and a must see if you love churches and cathedrals.
    Visited November 2022
    Written November 10, 2022
  • Barry and Nicol... G
    Reading, United Kingdom1,075 contributions
    A serene place of god.
    Wow what a beautiful and serene abbey, St Peters is. Sit in a pew and take in all the stunning frescos, paintings and architecture. You can't help but to be moved. I lovely place to remember loved ones who have now departed.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Robert R
    Skipton, United Kingdom255 contributions
    No information
    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.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2020
  • RjessMMM
    Vancouver, Washington494 contributions
    Peaceful church
    For some reason we had a difficult time finding the entrance to the church. Not necessarily a bad thing in that we wandered around the adjacent cemetery as well. It is a smaller church than the Salzburg Cathedral but no less charming. If you have the time and better luck than we had finding the entrance, I would take the time to visit. enjoy.
    Visited November 2022
    Written November 13, 2022
  • MayfieldParrish
    Denver, Colorado1,068 contributions
    Beautiful Attraction
    My family felt this was one of the most fun activities we enjoyed during our Salzburg trip. St Peter's has a church, several chapels, graveyard, crypt and gorgeous grounds below the cliffs. Like all of Salzburg it is impeccably clean and tidy. You absolutely must go to the bakery as it has the best bread I have ever ate! The bakery sits next to watermill and the bread is baked from a wood stove. The entire property is a must see experience.
    Visited March 2022
    Written March 23, 2022
  • Purnima Jain
    Bengaluru, India1,735 contributions
    Artful Church
    *) Not very big compared to the Cathedral, but very pretty and artful. *) Right next to this is St. Peter Stiftskeller Restaurant which is reportedly the oldest restaurant in Europe. *) Photographs are permitted inside. *) Once you exit, do not pass up a walk through the cemetery (Petersfriedhof). The plots are immaculately kept, all adorned with growing plants and flowers. Gravel paths meander around the small cemetery. It would be well worth 20 minutes of your time.
    Visited July 2017
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 4, 2017
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RainbowOxfordshire
Banbury, UK53 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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Gene F.
Los Angeles, CA473 contributions
Nov 2022
Beautiful church and amazing nave and ceilings. The altar is beautiful and Mozart's sister Anna and Austrian composer Michael Haydn are laid to rest next to it. It cost nothing to enter and a must see if you love churches and cathedrals.
Written November 10, 2022
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Barry and Nicol... G
Reading, UK1,075 contributions
Jun 2023
Wow what a beautiful and serene abbey, St Peters is. Sit in a pew and take in all the stunning frescos, paintings and architecture. You can't help but to be moved. I lovely place to remember loved ones who have now departed.
Written July 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA494 contributions
Nov 2022
For some reason we had a difficult time finding the entrance to the church. Not necessarily a bad thing in that we wandered around the adjacent cemetery as well. It is a smaller church than the Salzburg Cathedral but no less charming. If you have the time and better luck than we had finding the entrance, I would take the time to visit. enjoy.
Written November 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO1,068 contributions
Mar 2022
My family felt this was one of the most fun activities we enjoyed during our Salzburg trip. St Peter's has a church, several chapels, graveyard, crypt and gorgeous grounds below the cliffs. Like all of Salzburg it is impeccably clean and tidy. You absolutely must go to the bakery as it has the best bread I have ever ate! The bakery sits next to watermill and the bread is baked from a wood stove. The entire property is a must see experience.
Written March 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,735 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
*) Not very big compared to the Cathedral, but very pretty and artful.
*) Right next to this is St. Peter Stiftskeller Restaurant which is reportedly the oldest restaurant in Europe.
*) Photographs are permitted inside.
*) Once you exit, do not pass up a walk through the cemetery (Petersfriedhof). The plots are immaculately kept, all adorned with growing plants and flowers. Gravel paths meander around the small cemetery. It would be well worth 20 minutes of your time.
Written November 4, 2017
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Rose M
Solingen135 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
We've visited many churches, baroque ones. But this one had a special grandeur, with mighty and massive furnishings. The entrance is from centuries past. One feels the history and sees the centuries of architecture before one's eyes. I thought catacombs were under ground, but in this case, one walks up and appreciates the immense effort of crafting places of worship from the massive mountain. Taking in the details of the memorials in the cemetary was very interesting. Many beautiful markers. All in all, an inspiring visit.
Written March 3, 2015
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kormensandiego
Manila, Philippines747 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
If you've seen the movie Sound of Music, you'll recognize the graveyard where they hid at the end of the movie. On our visit, we were able to walk around the seemingly spooky but interesting graveyard.
Written February 18, 2015
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MsDotCom
Tucson74 contributions
Jun 2012 • Friends
Established in 803 by monks, St. Peter's Keller, is one of my most favorite dining destinations ever. At the very right side and above the Getraide Gasse, you will travel back in time to an ornate, ancient building, which has been modernized for your dining pleasure. You cannot get a bad meal here ... the food choices are traditional, yet unique, prepared to perfection. Truly an aesthetic, and culinary experience not to miss if you are lucky enough to be in Salzburg. An amazing place to celebrate a romantic dinner, but they also have many, many dining rooms for groups, parties, etc. Staff is very attentive, professional, and utterly European. Secluded from vehicle traffic, but accessible by taxi as they have remotes which depress the concrete columns in the roadways allowing them access. You will have wonderful photo opportunities of the Platz in front without hordes of tourists due to restrictions on vehicle traffic.
Written June 30, 2012
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