Peterskirche, Munich

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    A truly tall steeple

    by sswagner Written Jan 12, 2005

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    Peterskirche

    Peterskirche is a nice church near the Marienplatz with a very tall steeple. This is the steeple that I chose to climb to get a good look at the heart of Munich. The admission fee was not expensive. You need to be prepared to climb many steps as you approach the top. It will make you break a sweat on a warm day. At the top, an amazing view of the city awaits you. You can stare straight down into Marienplatz. People will appear as ants since you are so high up there. Take note of all of the beautifully restored buildings in the vicinity including Altesrathaus, Neuesrathaus, Frauenkirche, and others as far as the eye can see. You will see those onion domes that are characteristic of this region. Further away, I could see the Olympic tower on the horizon. Hopefully, you will not have a fear of heights up here. There is of course fencing to hold you in. Climb the tower so that you can see many of the other places you would like to visit while in Munich.

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    Peterskirche

    by Sjalen Written Nov 11, 2004

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    The "Alter Peter" is yet another city centre church which has a tower you can climb. This time I mean climb since there is no lift. However, since it gives a view back towards the Frauenkirche, it is supposedly an even better view than from the latter. I must admit we never had the energy to try it the first days, and the weather deteriorated and left little inspiration for view points later during the stay. Next time I will try as it looked nice to stand outside in the tower, with a birds eye view of München. Moreover, the church itself is the oldest in the city centre.

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  • St Peter's

    by TRAVELCHICK29 Written Nov 7, 2004

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    inside St Peter's

    this church boasts great art and architecture but one other thing to see here is the skeletal remains of St Munditia, (patron saint of single women) dressed in a sequined gown, and displayed inside glass coffin. SCARY!!!

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    Up the tower

    by chancay Updated Oct 10, 2004

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    the sign that shows the way up ;-)

    I t is not only worth to visit this beautiful church but as well to climb up some 306 stairs up to a height of around 56 meters from where you have a wonderful view over the city of Munich. You look directly down on the Marienplatz and see finally the townhall and especially the Frauenkirche in all its imressive size and as well you have a look over the whole city and more when the weather allows it. Look here to see what I saw.

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    Peterskirche

    by tini58de Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Alter Peter

    This is the oldest parish church in Munich. It has a very interesting interior with old masters from six centuries.

    I suggest walking up to the top which is a long way up and best done at quiet times of the day. Once up there you'll have a wonderful view over the city.

    Location: Rindermarkt 1, just near the Marienplatz.

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    St.Peter - Munich's oldest church

    by globetrott Updated Aug 24, 2004

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    St.Peter /


    St.Peter - also called "Alter Peter" by the local people - is the oldest church of Munich, built in the 11th century.
    The church looks great from inside , but mainly I may recommend to walk up the tower and have a look around with certainly the best panorama of Munich.
    The 3 pics before (Frauenkirche, Glockenspiel and Rathaus) were taken from there.

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    St.Peter - the interior

    by globetrott Written Aug 24, 2004

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    St.Peter church / Alter Peter

    Do not miss the interior of St. Peter church / Alter Peter, as it is really worth a visit and looks beautiful.
    The church is open during the day and may be seen freely and without entrance-fee.

    Only to walk up the tower you have to pay a small amount !

    ...and on a hot summerday it is even a perfect place to relax and cool down a bit !

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    On the tower of St.Peter

    by globetrott Written Aug 24, 2004

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    the view from St.Peter church

    The 302 steps up the tower of St.Peter / " Alter Peter " were rather exhausting , but it is certaily worth the effort, when you are searching for a perfect panorama-view.
    As you may see on my picture, the platform is rather narrow and I may imagine that a lot of people might want to watch the Glockenspiel all at the same time...

    ...so be there a long time ahead, when you intend to have a good place to watch it !

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    Peterskirche

    by acemj Updated Aug 20, 2004

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    The most impressive church in Munich, in my opinion, is St. Peter's, although that may only be because I always gravitate toward Gothic churches. But is Peterskirche Gothic? Well, sort of. You see, it started out that way in the late 12th century (making it the city's oldest church), but over the years, it has been renovated and remodeled many times so that now there are layers and traces of Gothic, Baroque and Rococo. The interior is full of intersting altars and an amazing ceiling.

    I didn't do it, but you can also climb the tower here for a couple Euros.

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    Peterskirche - Interior

    by roadnottaken Written May 28, 2004
    Peterskirche (view from inside)

    The magnificent baroque Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church) in central Munich. Entrance is free, but climbing the stairs to the top of the bell-tower (to see the city from a decent height) costs a couple of Euros.

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    Best View of Old Munich

    by dcwizard Written Feb 26, 2004

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    St. Peter's Church

    St. Peter's is the city's oldest church, although nothing remains from the original built in 1368. The shape reminds me of the brick St. Anne's church in Budapest. The tower, built in 1607, affords maybe the best views of the city. For 1.5 EUR and a climb up the steps, you are rewarded with a beautiful panorama of the old city, and on a clear day, views beyond. I was lucky during my visit...the entire day was grey and cloudy except for the 30 minutes I was up the tower. A great place to take pictures of the surrounding landmarks from a bird's eye view.

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    Peterskirche

    by diageva Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Peterskirche

    partly destroyed during World War II it was reconstructed with donativs ... Between the Neues Rathaus and the Viktualienmarket ... you have wonderful views from its tower ...BUT ... yes ...you have to get up step by step trought a narrow way up ... :)) can you??? yes you can ... if you are tired ... just go to the Neues Rathaus tower that have a lift ...

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    Alter Peter - The "Old Peter"

    by Henkster Updated Feb 2, 2004

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    Alter Peter - Climb up the tower, its worth it!

    The 92 meters (301 feet) hights Gothic tower of the church is one of the city?s traditional emblems. The tower is nicknamed Old Peter by the Bavarian population.
    The old Peter offers a marvellous view of Munich and of the alps - there are many stairs to be climbed, but the view is worth it!

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  • Peterkirche (Peter's Church)

    by Britta Written Aug 15, 2003

    You must keep in mind that Germany is considered Catholic country, so there are many churches. Starting at the Marienplatz, and facing the Glockenspiel, do a 180 and walk staight back and slightly to your left. A few buildings will be in your way, but if you ask or wander enough, you'll find a red brick church off of Marienplatz. If a door is locked, just walk around th church until you find one open. The church looks unimpressive, but wait till you get it! Excuse the constuction though, this church, like all of Munich, was bombed during WWII. The people who survived WWII were so in love with this church that they chose to take whatever money they might have had and start to rebuild it. Keep in mind that these people were starving and freezing, but they wanted to keep this church. It's still in the process of being rebuilt to be EXACTLY as it was. Stand in the back of the church to admire it. It is a great example of Broque architecture. Facing the alter, go to the left and walk up the aisle on the left side, keep your eyes open for a real human skeleton, one of the few early Christians found in the Roman catachomes (please excuse the spelling). The people of Munich are proud to have aquired this great symbol of their religion. And no, the jeweled eyes that give it an eerie feeling are not real. From here go to the Viktualienmarkt which is in the next tip

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    St. peter: the oldest church in Munich

    by d_d Written Jul 27, 2003

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    St Peter

    Munich's oldest church (1180), known locally as Old Peter.
    The white-and-gray interior has been decorated with gilded baroque accents and trompe l'oeil medallions.
    It contains a series of murals by Johann Baptist Zimmermann, but nothing tops the attraction of the bizarre relic in the second chapel on the left: the gilt-covered and gem-studded skeleton of St. Mundita. From its resting place on a cushion, it stares at you with two false eyes in its skull. Jewels cover the mouth of its rotten teeth, quite a contrast to the fresh roses usually kept in front of the black-and-silver coffin. The church also has a tall steeple, which you can climb. Colored circles on the lower platform tell you whether the climb is worthwhile: If the circle is white, you can see as far as the Alps.

    Church free; tower 1.50€ adults, 1€ students, .30€ children. Mon-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm. U-bahn/S-bahn: Marienplatz.

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