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St. Peter's Church, Munich

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For a spectacular view of the surrounding city and the distant Alps, climb to the top of St. Peter's Church. This is the oldest church in the inner city. It was built during the Romanesque period on the site of an ancient monastic settlement. The building suffered extensive fire damage in 1327 and was expanded and re-consecrated in 1368. In the early 17th century, the 92 m (302 ft) spire received its Renaissance steeple top. A new Baroque choir was also added. Inside, look at the high altar for the figure of Saint Peter, created by sculptor Erasmus Grasser. Among other masterpieces, you'll find five Gothic paintings by artist Jan Polack and ceiling frescos by painter Johan Baptist Zimmermann. Plan to see St. Peter's Church and other attractions that appeal to you using our Munich online tour itinerary planner.
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  • Was told this is a must do - climb to the top fo the tower. Be ready to go up and up - 306 steps to the top - there is no elevator, but when you reach the top you get a great view of the city. When....  more
    Was told this is a must do - climb to the top fo the tower. Be ready to go up and up - 306 steps to the top - there is no elevator, but when you reach the top you get a great view of the city. When....  more »
  • We went for the view from the tower and that does not disappoint, however the way the crowds are controlled is not existent. Once you pay your entrance fee and start the climb up 14 floors you're on.....  more
    We went for the view from the tower and that does not disappoint, however the way the crowds are controlled is not existent. Once you pay your entrance fee and start the climb up 14 floors you're on.....  more »
  • Someone here said that churches don’t disappoint in Munich and it is true. They are all different from one another and very beautiful. This one is no exception. Go early in the morning as soon as it.....  more
    Someone here said that churches don’t disappoint in Munich and it is true. They are all different from one another and very beautiful. This one is no exception. Go early in the morning as soon as it.....  more »
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  • The tower (EUR 5 per adult) offers great views of the city if you manage to climb up stairs for about 14 stories. The way down ends in a nice church which would be worth a visit even if not going up to the tower first.
  • Won’t lie that it’s an easy climb but definitely well worth the effort! The view of the city from up there was simply spectacular. And we got a nice view of the Rathaus Glockenspiel as well, I think it looks better from up here than at ground level. It’s also not crowded, maybe because not everyone can or want to climb so it’s a good relief versus the crowd down on the streets.
  • Normal church, even if it’s the oldest in Munich. Must see is the tower. For 5 euros and over 300 steps, you get a very nice view of Munich from above. Included are the iconic towers of the Frauenkirche.
  • Great view of Münich from the top of the Church tower. Would definitely recommend climbing to the top. Try to get there in the morning because it can get really crowded because there is only one way up and down.
  • This church is amazing, is extremely pretty, the vibe is really nice. Saint Munditia (Mundita) is a martyr and her relics are found in a side altar at St. Peter's Church. The word is that if a women is looking for a husband she can pray for her to find love.

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