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St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

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This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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Sankt-Peter-Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once you walk through the portico, you have a sense of tranquillity and history. It was very cold inside as if the place was haunted from yesteryear.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food but expensive Very welcoming staff and great Christmas decorations We were in a smaller room, staff were very friendly and gave good service

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mozart in a beautiful room with decent dinner. Great service, good food, good music, lovely setting. What a great evening. Much recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked by this church which is near the foot of a hill. We were on a walking tour and we did not go inside. There was a fair line to go inside. As far as the outside the most interesting thing for me was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday Mass and were we blown away! Didn’t expect the beauty, opulence, perfection,warmth and spirituality the building exudes. An absolute must to see!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank findingnumberone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as Churches go this is another fine example of grandure and attention to detail. If you pray then do so in the quiet surrounds. If you are an athiest then sit amoungst the prayers and marvel how human hands built such a magnificent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We visited St Peter's Abbey (Stift Sankt Peter), a Benedictine monastery, in late Sep. It is considered one of the oldest monasteries in the German-speaking lands, and the oldest with a continuous history since being found by Saint Rupert in 696. The present-day Romanesque abbey...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob K
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It was just a 10 minute trip inside to see the paintings on the ceiling and the music that must have been played inside. The benedictine monastery is still thriving.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kciff
Reviewed 17 October 2018

One of the beautiful cathedrals to visit, take time to enjoy the cool quiet. Also we enjoyed walking through the cemetery and looking at the family plots. Wonderful planted flowers.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gay B
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Very enjoyable evening. Wonderful music and excellent dinner. The service was spot on. Wine recommendation was perfect.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Etiennee M
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Response from andrealV489BX | Reviewed this property |
If you in the area, I would highly recommend. That being said, there are a lot of stairs. :) It should not take very long and there were some great photo opportunities from the inside window openings for the... More
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RG59Traveler
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Response from Christy_Luv2 | Reviewed this property |
No ticket is required. Mind the step just inside the door. It's a beautiful church and the cemetery is also free to view. Notice the very short graves..no, the people were not buried 'feet down' as many thought- it is to... More
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