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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  • August 18, 2017
    I think it is small place, I think it is a little bit overrated for the generous rating on Tripadvisor. going up the tower an see Munich from different view is a must though. No pictures allowed.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    St. Peter's church is much bigger than the Asam church. It has very nice decorations inside and worthy for visit of one hour or two.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It is undeniable that the view from this tour is splendid and the 299 steps to get there are worth it. However be aware once you are at the top the narrow walk way means a shuffle all the way around a...  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.

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