St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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This 11th-century cathedral, the city's oldest remaining church, is best known for its beautiful golden interior.
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  • Marienplatz • 2 min walk
  • Odeonsplatz • 9 min walk
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  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India23,739 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Divine !!
    It is located just two minutes walk from Marienplatz. We never ever visit a church from sighr seeing point of view. We go inside, sit quietly for few few minutes and pray. St. Peter's Church was lavish. It's very soothing when you just close your eyes and sit at such a divine place. Worth visiting...
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Tunes79
    Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom432 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come for the View, Stay for the Wonderful Interior
    St Peter offers perhaps the best view of Munich. Located just across Marienplatz from the Rathaus, it has the huge advantage of being able to see the wonderful facade of the town hall from the top of its tower. It costs €5 to climb to the top up Barrow wooden stairways - quite steep but not so many of them as to make it too much of a trudge - and you get unparalleled views of the centre of the historic city. Even on a day when it wasn’t brilliantly clear, I could see the Olympiaturm and the shapes of the Bavarian Alps. You enter the tower from outside the church but emerge inside, where the gorgeously decorated ceiling and nave are worth sitting and admiring. A great church all round.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Berke Ayrancıoğlu
    Graz, Austria611 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Originating point of Munich
    St. Peter's church is the oldest church in the city therefore it is probably the originating point of Munich. It is a Roman Catholic church and its tower is one of the landmarks. I can recommend visiting for tourists.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, Wisconsin536 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Art and an Ancient Corpse
    Inside the church, there are numerous art treasures to explore. What catches the eye immediately are the stunning frescos on the ceiling. Originally painted in the mid-18th Century, they were either destroyed or badly damaged during bombing in WW II and re-created at the end of the 20th Century. Keen observers with a knowledge of religious history will note the upside down cross, relevant because the namesake of the church, St. Peter, was crucified upside down. There are many other beautiful frescos and sculptures, some centuries old, not to overlook the high altar from the early 18th Century with a golden figure of St. Peter. There is also the glass casket with the remains of a martyr who lived in Rome around the year 250. Originally buried in the Roman catacombs, her remains were a gift to Munich in the 17th century.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2024
  • Ray H
    29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the walk up!
    About 300+ steps. The walk up was well worth it. WARNING to anyone who is claustrophobic. Avoid if you aren’t able to handle tight spaces. Gets very tight. Especially when some people are walking down the stairs and you’re trying to go up. It’s very cramped. The view is worth it. The top has a spot for you to rest. If you can handle all the stairs, I highly recommend!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2024
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Ray H
29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
About 300+ steps. The walk up was well worth it. WARNING to anyone who is claustrophobic. Avoid if you aren’t able to handle tight spaces. Gets very tight. Especially when some people are walking down the stairs and you’re trying to go up. It’s very cramped. The view is worth it. The top has a spot for you to rest. If you can handle all the stairs, I highly recommend!
Written 22 April 2024
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Travel with Sean
Madison, WI536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Inside the church, there are numerous art treasures to explore. What catches the eye immediately are the stunning frescos on the ceiling. Originally painted in the mid-18th Century, they were either destroyed or badly damaged during bombing in WW II and re-created at the end of the 20th Century. Keen observers with a knowledge of religious history will note the upside down cross, relevant because the namesake of the church, St. Peter, was crucified upside down. There are many other beautiful frescos and sculptures, some centuries old, not to overlook the high altar from the early 18th Century with a golden figure of St. Peter. There is also the glass casket with the remains of a martyr who lived in Rome around the year 250. Originally buried in the Roman catacombs, her remains were a gift to Munich in the 17th century.
Written 4 April 2024
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Berke Ayrancıoğlu
Graz, Austria611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
St. Peter's church is the oldest church in the city therefore it is probably the originating point of Munich. It is a Roman Catholic church and its tower is one of the landmarks. I can recommend visiting for tourists.
Written 13 January 2024
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Evelyn R
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
St. Peter's is Munich's oldest church, thus definitely worth visiting. Walk around this big Catholic church and admire all the altars, niches and paintings.
Written 3 December 2023
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Norm the Nomad
Australia1,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We found ourselves climbing the 306 steps of St Peters bell tower (Munich’s oldest church). A very tight squeeze; and quite tiring for the unfit - but worth it as it offered excellent views of Munich and its surrounds.
Written 4 November 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is another place that only takes a short time to visit. The painted ceilings are amazing and the inside of the church is beautifully decorated. It is free to visit and doesn't take long to see.
Written 16 September 2023
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Tunes79
Barrow-in-Furness, UK432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
St Peter offers perhaps the best view of Munich. Located just across Marienplatz from the Rathaus, it has the huge advantage of being able to see the wonderful facade of the town hall from the top of its tower.

It costs €5 to climb to the top up Barrow wooden stairways - quite steep but not so many of them as to make it too much of a trudge - and you get unparalleled views of the centre of the historic city. Even on a day when it wasn’t brilliantly clear, I could see the Olympiaturm and the shapes of the Bavarian Alps.

You enter the tower from outside the church but emerge inside, where the gorgeously decorated ceiling and nave are worth sitting and admiring.

A great church all round.
Written 6 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India23,739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
It is located just two minutes walk from Marienplatz. We never ever visit a church from sighr seeing point of view. We go inside, sit quietly for few few minutes and pray. St. Peter's Church was lavish. It's very soothing when you just close your eyes and sit at such a divine place.
Worth visiting...
Written 21 July 2023
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Jerry Mattern
Harrisburg, PA366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
My first stop in Munich after checking in my hotel.

Climbed the stairs-not too difficult- best views of the city. Beautiful on the inside as well.
Written 4 July 2023
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Gil L
chicago, il405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Well worth the visit if you are near Marienplatz. The interior is stunning! Would definitely return to climb to the top of the tower on our next visit!
Written 19 June 2023
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