View of the city from the top of Saint Peter's Church

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View of the city from the top of Saint Peter's Church

The oldest church in Munich offers a breath-taking view of the city from the top of its belfry.

In the historic district of Munich stands the bell tower of St. Peter's Church. The locals prefer to call it Alter Peter or ‘Old Peter', since it is the oldest church in the city. Built between the 11th and 12th centuries on Petersberg hill, it has suffered with the throes of history and has had to be rebuilt many times. You thus visit a Gothic sanctuary with a Baroque heart. The central bell tower was rebuilt in 1386, in the place of two original towers that had collapsed.

Inside, you can see the relics of St. Munditia, a Christian martyr, whose skeleton is covered with gold and precious jewels. To reach the top of the belfry, you will have to climb 300 steps, but once you reach the top, you will not regret it. The observatory offers a panoramic view of all of Munich, especially the old town and the Frauenkirche. If the weather is clear, you can even see the peaks of the Alps.

Peterskirche
Rindermarkt 1
80331 München

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