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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  • 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 themselve...  more »
  • This church is beautiful, and like all churches of Salzburg, very well maintained: to see.
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  • A tour of the St. Peter district with the old cemetery, the ancient catacombs built into the mountain way, the Erzabtei St. Peter and the Church belong to must have of one every visit to Salzburg.
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