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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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  • You have two entries. One of them, the main one is on a pedestrian street. The other, takes you directly to the cemetery. The Church does not allow approaching the altar. There is a grid that prevents and leaves a small space for visitors.
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  • The church is in the middle of the old city. It is grand viewed from every angle outside the church and fantastic inside. Very well maintained and glorious. 
  • A big surprise is hidden in the Interior of the Church, decorated great work and everything very well preserved. A true place of reflection!
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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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