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St. Peter's Church, Munich

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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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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  • A very beautiful church - well worth a visit. We did not climb the tower - simply admired the interior with its paintings and statues. 
    A very beautiful church - well worth a visit. We did not climb the tower - simply admired the interior with its paintings and statues.  more »
  • Was told this is a must do - climb to the top fo the tower. Be ready to go up and up - 306 steps to the top - there is no elevator, but when you reach the top you get a great view of the city. When....  more
    Was told this is a must do - climb to the top fo the tower. Be ready to go up and up - 306 steps to the top - there is no elevator, but when you reach the top you get a great view of the city. When....  more »
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  • The tower (EUR 5 per adult) offers great views of the city if you manage to climb up stairs for about 14 stories. The way down ends in a nice church which would be worth a visit even if not going up to the tower first.
  • Won’t lie that it’s an easy climb but definitely well worth the effort! The view of the city from up there was simply spectacular. And we got a nice view of the Rathaus Glockenspiel as well, I think it looks better from up here than at ground level. It’s also not crowded, maybe because not everyone can or want to climb so it’s a good relief versus the crowd down on the streets.

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