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St. Peter's Church, Munich
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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bei wunderbarem Wetter hoch bis auf Ebene 13 - nicht unanstrengend, aber belohnt wurde ich durch einen super Aus- / Fern- und Weitblick. Menschen aller Nationen kraxeln hier hoch und geben sich Platz ... read more »wonderful weather high-on level 13 - not unstressful, rewarded but I was super off - / remote - and foresight. People of all Nations scrambling up here and give place in the confines of the staircase. All have win smile on the lips - connects the effort. Also see the Church anyway. Have impressed me the 6 confessionals - is good sinned and just confessed in Munich.show original
We stopped in the church while on the Rick Steve's Munich Walk. Ate at the nearby Hofbrauhaus afterward. Interesting cathedral sized church was very bright compared to other more gothic churches.
Went to mass and was an interesting and beautiful church. Lovely architecture and an great experience attending church in Germany.
Definitely come here and ascend the bell tower for a sweeping view of Munich. It's quite a bit of stairs and it gets pretty cramped with a lot of people. But it's worth it.
A very lovely church just in the middle of Munich. Theres a tower you can climb onto with a picturesque view over the city.
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Definitely visit its towers for the unmatched city views in Munich. The ticket prices are really cheap as well. Visit on a clear day, obviously.
My wife Christy and I climbed to the top of the tower with a few friends. 309 steps if I remember correctly. We were there with our Jagdhornblassergruppe from Cincinnati, OH. The rest of our group were in the Rathaus tower. We played hunting tunes back and forth across Marienplatz. A most enjoyable experience.
Beautiful interior and a phenomenal view from the top of the tower. Good luck making your way up the stairs though. Definitely not for the clostrophpic or those who don't like to be squeezed in with other people.
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