St Peter's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the inner city of Munich, southern Germany. Its 91-metre (299 ft) tower is commonly known as "Alter Peter"—Old Pete—and is emblematic of Munich. St Peter's is the oldest recorded parish church in Munich and presumably the originating point for the whole city.
Before the founding of Munich as a city in 1158, there had been a pre-Merovingian church on this site. Eighth-century monks lived around this church on a hill called Petersbergl. At the end of the 12th century, a new church in the Bavarian Romanesque style was consecrated, and expanded in Gothic style shortly before the great fire in 1327, which destroyed the building.
Kristy Minsein | Jan 29, 2018
Nice little hidden church. Amazing architecture. The stairs to the top are outside and it wasn't too bad of a climb. Would recommend to get a great view of the market and the cathedral across.
LJ Khoo | Dec 26, 2017
a peaceful & quiet place. climbed up the stairs and enjoy the view. few things to consider if you are to go up: 1) it's about 7 to 8 storeys high, take your time going up & down the stairs; 2) walking space is narrow,watch your steps; 3) depends on season, i got strong wind while i was up there in December
Ignacio del Barrio | Dec 29, 2017
The view from the church tower is really nice. It's also pretty cheap, 3€ for adults or 2€ if you are a student. The only problem is that it takes 30 minutes to climb the stairs, and they are pretty narrow so it's kind of difficult when there is many people going up and down.
46n2 | Nov 19, 2017
Beautiful place to visit. I actually enjoyed climbing to the top, all that old stuff, you can even see the bells. And view from the top was amazing. München has great things to offer and this is one of them.
Kenneth Goh | Jan 6, 2018
We didn't do the climb like many others here but we're lucky that we walk in on a choir rehearsal. With the incense and sunlight peaking through the lovely windows and the beautiful choral singing literally coming from above , it was a simple and surreal feeling.
Fernando Moreno | Mar 1, 2018
Hermos iglesia en pleno centro de Munich. Beautiful church in the center of Munich. Belle église dans le centre de Munich. 美麗的教堂在慕尼黑的中心。 ミュンヘンの中心にある美しい教会。 Schöne Kirche im Zentrum von München.
Peter Mckie | Apr 2, 2018
Excellent example of how to rebuild a church and do such a great job of restoring its glory. Amazing to walk around.
sandesh pawar | Apr 25, 2018
Nice and old church. It is interesting to visit but main attraction Here is not the church but the tower. Church has a old tower on one side. You have to climb stairs to reach the top. Entry fee is 3€ for adult. But view is spectacular from tower. I would not advice this for children and elderly as there is no lift to climb it.
Arjang EntessariTatafi | Apr 14, 2018
It is an amazing Catholic church with a real spiritual atmosphere inside. It is also really beautiful church, particularly inside with fantastic large stained glass windows! Alter would ornamented very fine and artistic. If you would have time, don't miss the tower of the church that it gives you opportunity to have a bird view of Munich old town! Everybody should visit this site in Marienplatz in Munich.
Varsha Gawai | Apr 9, 2018
Worth going up This church is located right in the centre of Munich in Marienplatz. I did not go inside of the church but instead took stairs and went up to the observation gallery/desk. View from here is amazing. One can walk along the outer side of the tower to make complete circle. That means one gets 360 degree view. In clear weather, one can even see alps in long distance.
raj badhan | Apr 22, 2018
The view from the tower is amazing. Work in hindered views you can see across 4th he cities in all directions. A decree of the local government not to spoil the skyline by having tall buildings. Be prepared for the climb, it will test your fitness, but there are rest points. But for 3Euro, unsure why so much.
Shannon Donohue | Jun 3, 2018
Beautiful church with interested jeweled skeleton. However, I give it 3 stars due to the hospitality. We arrived 10 minutes before mass and saw a sign to respect silence. No problem. An angry little man came yelling at us to leave while we were looking at the skeleton. He was honestly 10x louder than our whisper and was practically shouting, disturbing the silence before mass. Interesting place but the people working there are a bit ridiculous.
BradJill Travels | Jul 8, 2018
St. Peter's (Peterskirche) history dates back nearly a millennium, making it one of the oldest buildings in the city. This is a landmark conveniently located just off of Marienplatz, making it convenient to include in your sightseeing itinerary. The church features a 91-metre tower making it visible from many locations around the Old Town. You can climb the tower for views of the city if interested. We very much enjoyed the interior with its impressive Baroque and Rococo style design, including delightful stucco work by German artist Johann Baptist Zimmerman. There is a beautiful high altar statue of St. Peter by Erasmus Grasser (1492) and apse fresco just overhead. The nave is lined with columns, decorated with gilded sculptures, historic paintings. The pulpit and side chapels in the aisles are worth a look-see as well. Interestingly, as you enter the church, there is a wall display with the history of the church buildings that have existed, been expanded and rebuilt over the centuries. This was nice to read and helped provide context around the various architecture forms that you can find as you walk around the inside and outside of St. Peter's Church in Munich. In the end, we liked our visit to St. Peter's Church. There are a handful of very good churches to visit around the Old Town. This is one one we would make sure to include for anyone who enjoys seeing old churches during their travels.
Khalid El-Gazzar | Aug 8, 2018
Fantastic place. One of the main tourist attractions in Munich. A very nice feature is that they are placing flowers on the facade of the church which gives a magnificent view. There is a large plaza in fort of the church where tourists can take pictures. There are lots of cafés and even free chairs to rest.
Nicole Cullen | Aug 3, 2018
A lot of steps but the view you get of Munich is worth it. Also the cost to go up is very reasonable €3 Adults €2 students and €1 till age 18. The entrance to the tower is outside but make sure to check out the church also. It was under construction when I went but still many beautiful things to see in the church.
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