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

St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
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Private Tour: Salzburg City Highlights Tour
Ranked #10 of 157 things to do in Salzburg
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Owner description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
Tokyo
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Beautiful, especially if you manage to catch a concert there”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Monastry and cemetery”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Sculptures and Tombs”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice Historic Church”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Osijek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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