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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 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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  • Beautiful and, from my experience thus far, one of the most ornate (lots of gold,shiny metal, etc.) of all the churches we've seen in Europe. Beautiful paintings on the ceiling and around the Windows....  more »
  • hundreds of years old and still beautifully amazing. everything from the ground up to the ceiling is an awe inspiring sight. 
  • Being the oldest church in Munich, it was almost destroyed after the second world war. There is no doubt that did a great job of reconstruction and today we can enjoy a beautiful church with numbers decorative elements. Access is free and from abroad you can access tower for €3 and enjoy a beautiful view over Munich.
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  • Brilliant views from the top of the tower. I could even see the Alps!!! 😊 It's a real long way to the top so don't carry anything other than yourself. If you put your phone camera lens against the viewing telescope you'll get some great long distance shots of the Alps etc. Enjoy 😊
  • The oldest church in Munich! What a beautiful structure with colorful frescos on the ceiling. Have a seat and gaze upward. If you're feeling like you need some exercise, climb the tower for 3 Euro and you'll have the best views of the city center. The stairway is narrow. Try to avoid peak times. Once on top, there are two doorways. There's no organized entry and exit for observers. There should only be one door open. There was a traffic jam. Be patient and enjoy the view once you're outside.
  • Quite a climb but good views of Munich. Very busy at sunset. We had to wait a long time to have the opportunity to see the view from the balcony.
  • 3 Euros and 320 steps to get some of the best views in Munich. You are able to walk all the way around the top to get a 360° view of the city. On clear days you can see Olympic Park to the Alps.
  • Central Munich's oldest church have a nice modern interior. You must climb all the 199 steps to the top of the tower to see the amazing view over Munich. The stairs are very small but worth every step!