St. Peter Church

Munich’s oldest church, housing the jeweled skeleton of St. Mundita, plus a tower with city views. St. Peter’s Church (Peterskirche) is one of Munich’s most prominent landmarks and is often referred to as “Alter Peter” (Old Peter) by locals. Situated in the heart of the city’s historic center, it holds significant cultural and architectural importance.

This magnificent church boasts a history dating back over 800 years, with the current structure largely rebuilt in the Baroque style following a fire in the 17th century. Its distinctive red-tiled roof and soaring tower make it a recognizable feature of Munich’s skyline.

One of the main highlights of St. Peter’s Church is its tower, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Munich and its surroundings. Visitors can climb the 306 steps to the top for a bird’s-eye perspective of the city, including landmarks such as Marienplatz, the Frauenkirche, and the Alps on clear days. Climb the tower of St. Peter’s Church in the city center for panoramic views of Munich’s historic Old Town, including Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche.

Inside the church, visitors can admire its ornate Baroque interior, which features intricate frescoes, stunning altars, and beautiful stained glass windows. The church also houses several notable artworks, including the “Marienaltar” by Erasmus Grasser and the “Schrenkaltar” by Ignaz Günther.

St. Peter’s Church continues to serve as an active place of worship, with regular Masses and religious services held throughout the week. Additionally, its historical and architectural significance draws visitors from around the world, making it a must-see destination for anyone exploring Munich’s rich cultural heritage.

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