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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  • This beautiful church can be found right in the heart of the city and is simply beautiful. Adorned with an amazing ceiling with lovely paintings. Everywhere you look you see something beautiful and I ...  more »
  • This beautiful cathedral in the center of old town should be on everyone's list. Make sure you don't miss the cemetery in the back. It's awesome!  more »
  • You can not miss it. Put attention on the big golden ball with the statue in the yard - modern, but well suits here.  more »