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St. Peter's Church, Munich

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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 your St. Peter's Church visit and explore what else you can see and do in Munich using our Munich travel itinerary planner.
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  • This church is one of the best churches we have visited as interior concern. It is a magnificent view when you eneter the church. In the other end yoy see a lot of nice sculptures and the use of gold ...  more »
  • St. Peter's Church is between the Viktual Markt and Marienplatz. The church is the oldest church in Bayern. The church has been beautifully restored and maintained. The church is free to the public an...  more »
  • This church is just off of Marienplatz. It was rebuilt after WWII so it's not original, but they did a great job restoring it.  more »
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  • Cannot recommend it! Church inside is very beautiful and the view from balcony is OK. And that is all! In order to come up you have to climb up using extremely tight stairs and it is quite difficult to do it because two people cannot pass each other on these. So be ready for difficult trip to the up - and down also! Balcony is also very tight, really crowded and for me this was horrible experience. You cannot even take picture because other people are constantly pushing you! It is also even a bit scary, I had a filling there were far too many people up and that platform cannot support all of us. They should organize visits to balcony in groups because this way it seems they only care to sell ticket and nothing else. Much, much better was visit of balcony on Rathaus!
  • I climb the tower every time I'm in Munich! It's cheap at only €3 and the view is amazing on a clear day. It can be a difficult climb as some of the stairways are narrow and steep, and there are quite a few of them, but it's worth the effort!
  • Beautiful church and square! I really recommend you dropping by if you are in Munich! There is also a Travel Information right under the church, but I do not recommend you visiting it. Very poor service.
  • Only 3 Euros for Adults and 1 for Students and 305 steps its a great way to see the city and even the alps on a clear day! the passage is a bit narrow so don't carry anything bulky up there as it is one way up/down.
  • This is the oldest church in Munich. You can go up to bell tower. There is a lot of visitors, so be patient.