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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  • You might expect something more from this church because it is a cathedral. Is nice but like many others, is easily accessible being located close to the Centre of town. It is the oldest church in Munich.
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  • So as churches go, this one is quite average. Standard design but without any elaborate adornments. The tower, which you get to from outside, is a standard, narrow circular climb up 300 steps I think ...  more »
  • I love to visit Catholic churches have a special spirit srednevekovjah, stories about Knights and beautiful ladies out there can be unabashedly examine everything that you are interested in. There is no such hard psychological and emotional framework, what you feel in the Orthodox Church in Russia. I got into the Church on organ service, very beautiful and deep Music, you can sit on the benches and think about the meaning of life
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  • a peaceful & quiet place. climbed up the stairs and enjoy the view. few things to consider if you are to go up: 1) it's about 7 to 8 storeys high, take your time going up & down the stairs; 2) walking space is narrow,watch your steps; 3) depends on season, i got strong wind while i was up there in December
  • The view from the church tower is really nice. It's also pretty cheap, 3€ for adults or 2€ if you are a student. The only problem is that it takes 30 minutes to climb the stairs, and they are pretty narrow so it's kind of difficult when there is many people going up and down.
  • Beautiful place to visit. I actually enjoyed climbing to the top, all that old stuff, you can even see the bells. And view from the top was amazing. München has great things to offer and this is one of them.
  • We are a little late writing this review but stayed at Morales Guest House for 1 night in the middle of September. Our early dealings with Hisao Morales, whose family own the guesthouse, were very positive. Weeks in advance of our stay he willingly helped us identify a suitable place to stay overnight in Lima and then not only booked but paid for our bus journey from Lima to Huaraz, saying that we could pay for this together with our accommodation at the end of our stay with him. Huaraz is a great base for a variety of activities and the guest house is well placed being just on the edge of the main centre and within easy walking distance or cab ride (3 - 4 soles) of the action. The benefit of being outside the main centre is the relative peace this affords (there are dogs everywhere in Peru - and they bark). We stayed in the matrimonial room which was spotlessly clean and had a really comfortable bed and pillows.
  • Every time I'm in Munich, I seek this out. I am not religious, but the quiet tranquility it offers amidst a very bustling Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt is very soothing. Interesting to poke around the side aisles. Frequently you'll see incense illuminated from shafts of sunlight. Beautiful and restful.

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