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

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At St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), see how this medieval monastery served as the home to Benedictine monks for more than 1,000 years. Built about 696 CE, it lays claim to being the oldest monastery in the German-speaking world. St. Rupert founded the monastery at the site of a Late Antique church. Enter the abbey church to see how the Romanesque facade transforms into a Rococo interior. You can view the organs at which Mozart's wife, Constanze, sang at the premiere of his Great Mass in C Minor. Look for the rock tomb--the original tomb of St. Rupert--next to his altar. Check out the shrine under the main altar, which stores most of Rupert′s relics. Use our Salzburg travel itinerary planner to visit St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) on your trip to Salzburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • very very beautiful church of breathtaking views that cover with the stuck and simply just beautiful. is simply a visit to Salzburg
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  • We attended the Mozart dinner and concert at this beautiful venue. The dinner was tasty and the music and the two singers were a pleasure to listen to. It is worth paying a little extra for the exclus...  more »
  • Being a history buff and Catholic, I love old European churches. St. Peter's Abbey is absolutely stunning. Doesn't matter if you are not Catholic or even religious for that matter. It is worth seeing ...  more »
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  • Beautiful interior and surroundings. There is no entrance fee to look around so definitely worth a few minutes of your time:)
  • Wonderful Church, affect much the stucco
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