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Mozart Dinner Concert at the Baroque Hall of St Peter

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Mozart Concert and Dinner at Stiftskeller in Salzburg

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Salzburg's 3-Hour Introductory Walking Tour With Historian Guide

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Salzburg Marionette Theater Presents The Sound of Music

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Salzburg's 3-Hour Private Introductory Tour With Historian Guide

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Salzburg Day Trip from Munich

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Salzburg Mozart Dinner Concert Experience

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Salzburg Marionette Theater The Magic Flute

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Stift Saint Peter, Salzburg

St Peter's Abbey in Salzburg is one of the oldest monasteries in the German-speaking area, tracing its foundation back to 696 AD by Saint Rupert.

St Peter's Abbey in Salzburg is one of the oldest monasteries in the German-speaking area, tracing its foundation back to 696 AD by Saint Rupert. The present day Benedictine monastery on the foothills of the Mönchsberg was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style, while Baroque onion dome was added in the 18th century. The grand Rococo interiors feature high marble pillars and ceiling frescoes. The Rupert Altar in the main nave has the Felsengrab which was the original tomb of Saint Rupert, though most of the saint's relics are now under the marble high altar which is adorned with a painting by Martin Johann Schmidt, while. The altar also has the tombs of Mozart's sister Maria Anna Mozart (Nannerl), and Johann Michael Haydn, while the St Mary's Chapel contains the grave of Abbot Johann von Staupitz, and the right nave has the red marble tomb of St. Vitalis.

The Abbey is also home to the oldest library in Austria, with more than 100,000 volumes and 800 manuscripts on Benedictines, medieval church history, art history, and the local history of Salzburg. Particularly important is the Verbrüderungsbuch which was the monastery register. It also has musical archives of works by Johann Ernst Eberlin, Anton Cajetan Adlgasser, Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Sigismund von Neukomm, Robert Führer, and Karl Santner. The collection is rounded off with paintings, church treasures, instruments, a coin cabinet and other curios.

The Petersfriedhof or abbey cemetery was laid out during the founding of the church, and has graves preserved from the 13th century. It has several chapels, as well as interesting wrought iron headstones and miniature gardens, all set aglow by the candles placed there in the evenings. The cemetery is one of the oldest in Europe.


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About Stift Saint Peter

 Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

 +43 662 844576

 www.erzabtei.at

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Residenzgalerie Salzburg

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Salzburg Cathedral

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Salzburg Altes Rathaus

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Alter Markt Salzburg

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Panorama Museum

The Panorama Museum has a large installation of an enormous round painting on a circumference of 26 metres that presents a view of the historic city of Salzburg and its surroundings

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