St. Peter's Church (Peterskirche)
The oldest church in Munich, St. Peter's Church, or Peterskirche, is a Roman Catholic establishment built in the 12th century in the Bavarian Romanesque style. The interior of the church features the magnificent Mariahilf-Altar, Gothic paintings & sculptures, and a ceiling fresco. But even these beautiful works of art can't top the bizarre gem-studded skeleton of St. Mundita, who stares at visitors with false eyes and jeweled teeth.
From the spire of "Old Peter", as the church is known to the locals, are spectacular views of the oldest part of Munich. Remember to check the colored rings at the bottom, a white ring means the Alps are visible, making the hike to the top even more worthwhile. Although the spire was almost completely destroyed during World War II, it was fully restored with the traditional architechture.
St. Peter's church is the spiritual center of the historic Graggenauer district. Nearby Marienplatz places this church in Munich's pedestrian area with traditional Bavarian markets and is easily accessible via subway.
Tours & Tickets
Discover Munich’s historical highlights and most important sights in a private 3-hour walking tour of the city's Old Town and English Garden with a local ... Read more
Duration: 3 or 5 hrs (depending on option selected)