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

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At St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), see how this medieval monastery served as the home to Benedictine monks for more than 1,000 years. Built about 696 CE, it lays claim to being the oldest monastery in the German-speaking world. St. Rupert founded the monastery at the site of a Late Antique church. Enter the abbey church to see how the Romanesque facade transforms into a Rococo interior. You can view the organs at which Mozart's wife, Constanze, sang at the premiere of his Great Mass in C Minor. Look for the rock tomb--the original tomb of St. Rupert--next to his altar. Check out the shrine under the main altar, which stores most of Rupert′s relics. Add St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) and other attractions to your Salzburg trip itinerary using our Salzburg trip itinerary planner .
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  • Just a beautiful interior. Fantastic dark wood and great colors. Nice area to walk around. A lot of tourists, but not crowded. A few head bobs and most people leave.  more »
  • Church to visit the sites to see for its content and its rich acoustics for concerts. Central location, easy to access
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  • This is a lovely church near the castle. The cemetery attached was the inspiration for one of the final scenes in the film of The Sound of Music and it is beautifully kept with some amazing graves. Th...  more »

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