St. Peter's Church, Munich

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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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  • Really love this church and the view of the city is amazing. The view of the tower is great. I recommend the visit.  more »
  • The Church itself itself not be if particularly worth compared with others in the area or the rest of Germany. But what is very good is the observation point of the tower which is accessed by paying € 3. The best elevated views of the city, all the Terracotta-tiled roofs, the vision to the horizon, very nice.
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  • Best views of the old town of Munich. The climb can be quite the workout—a harder climb than Saint Peter’s in Rome—and the stairs are really narrow, and you would have to stop at certain spots not only to catch your breath but also to let people travelling the opposite direction through. Well worth the effort though and quite affordable at only €3.
  • Walk up the belfry, entrance fee is very low and have a great view over Munich. Pick a fine day and you can see the alps quite clearly. On a day with foehn (warm winds coming down the mountains, towards town), you'll see the alps even better.
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