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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  • The church is beautiful. The cemetery is very quaint and beautiful. Well worth the stop. Can enter the cemetery at the gate just to the side of the funicular entrance. we were very glad we made this.....  more
    The church is beautiful. The cemetery is very quaint and beautiful. Well worth the stop. Can enter the cemetery at the gate just to the side of the funicular entrance. we were very glad we made this.....  more »
  • Stopped here on a tour of Salzburg and so glad we did. Our guide gave us lots of information about its history. Well worth a visit. 
    Stopped here on a tour of Salzburg and so glad we did. Our guide gave us lots of information about its history. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • This is a really special old church with a lovely large courtyard. Don’t just see the cemetery!Salzburg has many of these stunning Catholic churches but this one is very great and worth going to when you visit the gardens and burial places. When you go, remember be and light a candle for me and my heart. Many thanks!!!

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