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

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Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: 0662-844-578-0
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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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You pay about 1-2 euros to enter and the admission is worth the price. The air in the Abbey is slightly cold like you were in an air-conditioning room, and you can take photos of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You pay about 1-2 euros to enter and the admission is worth the price. The air in the Abbey is slightly cold like you were in an air-conditioning room, and you can take photos of the cemetery with a bird's eye view.

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Tallahassee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful abbey with amazing artwork. The more remarkable area is the graveyard with the beautifully landscaped graves. This graveyard was used in the scenes from Sound of Music as the family escaped after the festival. It also contains the graves of Mozart's father Leopold and sister, Nanerl.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Established aro 700 AD. Stunning interior, magnificent stone exterior, and full of interesting and noteworthy tombs as well as a spectacular altar.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place where all this started, I mean the Salzburg town. Both the abbey and nearby cemetery are beautiful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another one of the beautiful churches in Salzburg. A truly breathtaking piece of architecture and a feast for the eyes.

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this abbey last week on 30th June..it is easily one of the best in Europe..religeous paintings are majestic..Sound of Music was shot in cemetry..doors are giant..iron grill work is amazing..peaceful,serene prayer halls..huge domes..one of the best five sights..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It absolutely took my breath away when I walked through the door. We were the only one in the Abbey for a while. It is just spectacular, very peaceful and so quiet.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St.Peter's Abbey is one of many well preserved and beutifully painted churches one can visit in Salzburg. Glorious vaults and light, happy athmosphere inside. A must see!

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Mansfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another example of stunning art work and building! The history is incredible and will have you gasping at every turn.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We went to visit the cemetery (Sound of Music location) and our friends recommended that we also stop by the cathedral. The cemetery & grounds were beautiful, and the cathedral - wow - this was the nicest church we saw on our European trip and we've seen a lot of them.

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