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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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  • St. Peter's Abbey, the Abbey of St. Peter, has a magnificent portal made of red marble, and the wrought iron gilded, inside beautiful frescoes on the ceiling, remarkable decorations and stuccos, the organ is overflowing, the Baroque pulpit is a Pearl, and what about the altar and paintings, definitely a masterpiece!
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  • This is to visit already a mandatory program before the advent singing the Vespers. Church beautifully with a large Nativity scene.
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  • Located in the Centre of Salzburg, in Baroque style, with beautiful decorations, imposing architectures. Charming Holy Mass with hymns and organ. Beautiful Christmas concerts with music by Strauss, Mozart and tradition. Nearby Christmas markets, with ancient and modern beautiful Cribs.
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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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