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. Add St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) and other attractions to your Salzburg trip itinerary using our Salzburg trip itinerary planner .
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  • Just a beautiful interior. Fantastic dark wood and great colors. Nice area to walk around. A lot of tourists, but not crowded. A few head bobs and most people leave.  more »
  • Church to visit the sites to see for its content and its rich acoustics for concerts. Central location, easy to access
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  • This is a lovely church near the castle. The cemetery attached was the inspiration for one of the final scenes in the film of The Sound of Music and it is beautifully kept with some amazing graves. Th...  more »
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  • We came here after hearing about it from a friend despite reading mixed reviews. We ordered the 3 course and 5 course fixed menus for dinner. I never would've ordered risotto (I never liked it before) and would not have ordered chicken either. However we both felt we tasted the best risotto ever and the best chicken ever. Chicken was moist, flavorful and complex with a nice crispy skin. Service was excellent and our waiter gave us the recipe for the chicken. Our 11 and 13 year old sons loved the lamb as well. Of course the ambience was great too. Overall it was a very memorable meal that we will all remember.
  • Mozart Dinner. This is a not to be missed dinner for music lovers in Salzburg. The dinner is made using recipes that were in use during Mozart's time held in a beautiful rococo style banquet room. In between courses you are treated to selections from Mozart's operas played by the most accomplished musicians you could wish to see. Operas pieces are sung by a two very talented singers acting out their parts. We heard selections from 4 different operas. The expertise of the musicians was obvious. We brought 13 student musicians, mostly violinists, and they were entranced by the musical performance. Dinner courses consisted of bread, soup, main dish, and dessert. We were served a broth soup with a cheesy crouton ball in it, main course was herb stuffed capon which was unbelievably tender, potato gratin and vegetables from the priory garden. Dessert was a honey flavored pudding with 2 sauces, one similar to marmalade and another with red berries. Extremely enjoyable evening.
  • We four ladies visited last night for the Mozart Dinner as part of a birthday celebration trip to Salzburg and we found the evening a delightful experience. Beautiful surroundings, lovely food and delightful entertainment from the singers and musicians. The experience was made extra special by our charming waiter Alex who was so attentive and really looked after us. We look forward to returning in the future.
  • This was honestly one of the best experiences I could have had in Salzburg- the music was excellent, and the atmosphere divine. Some of the food was good and some was average. But still, for the price, this place is quite the bargain. Alex was my server, and he was perfect- from recommending the best wine to getting me a cab afterwards!
  • My wife booked us in for my birthday dinner.. we had a great time, the food here is top notch and the service was equal to it. Would definitely return if in Salzburg again...

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