St Peter's Church Tours

Also known as Peterskirche, St Peter's Church in Vienna is the second oldest church in the city. The original church building was rumored to have been established by Charlemagne, but it burned down in 1661. The new church, inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, was consecrated in 1733 and a relief plaque on the outside of the church tells the legend of Charlemagne. St Peter's Church was the first domed structure in Vienna and features an ornate interior with colorful frescoes and gold stucco. Most notable for visitors are the gilded pulpit with a representation of the Holy Trinity atop the canopy, a gold and silver sculpture of the Martyrdom of St. John opposite the pulpit and the fresco in the cupola depicting the Coronation of the Virgin.

Over the years, the 18th-century paintings in the church grew darker and the interior began to turn gray, but a massive renovation project from 1998 to 2004 restored the frescoes to their original bright colors.

Practical Info

St. Peter’s Church is located in the heart of Vienna, just a few blocks from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. To get there, either walk from your hotel or take the U-Bahn to Stephensplatz. It is squeezed into a small space off Petersplatz and is mostly obscured by the surrounding buildings, so you may not spot it clearly until standing just in front of it.
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Address: Petersplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
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Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am-8pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 9am-9pm
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Vienna Classical Concert at St. Peter’s Church

Treat yourself to a classical music concert in Vienna’s St. Peter’s Church. One of the city’s baroque beauties, the lavish church is a fitting venue for an evening of music in the heart of the city. Take a seat in the church vaults and immerse yourself in a program of music from renowned classical composers such as Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Schubert, and Beethoven.
  • Duration: 60 to 70 mins
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$33.50 USD
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  • Duration: 60 to 70 mins
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Christmas and New Year Concert at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna

Make your Christmas or New Year one to remember with a classical music concert in the heart of Vienna. Taking place in St. Peter’s Church, the setting and acoustics make for a special location for an evening performance by the Classic Ensemble Vienna. Pieces of music composed by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and Beethoven make up the festive evening program.
  • Duration: 60 to 70 mins
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$45.05 USD
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Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour

Explore the vibrant city of Vienna on a 3-, 5- or 7-hour private tour. Led by an expert guide, travel along the famous Ringstrasse to see the Vienna Rathaus and other top attractions, while learning the rich history behind the Austrian capital from your private guide. Pass the multi-hued Hundertwasserhaus and the opulent grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace. Opt for the 7-hour tour to include a trip to the wine town of Grinzig and to Belvedere Palace.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$60.88 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Vienna City Walking Tour And Tram Ride With Schonbrunn Palace Visit

Find out what makes the Austrian capital tick on this private Vienna city walking tour. Explore Vienna on foot and by tram with your private guide and discover top attractions including the rococo Schönbrunn Palace, home to the Habsburg dynasty. Take the tram along the Ringstrasse and admire Vienna State Opera, the National Theatre, City Hall and the Vienna Stock Exchange. Stop off half-way through for panoramic views over the mighty Danube River. Take in famous sites such as Sacher Café, the Albertina Museum, Capuchin Church and the bustling Kärtnerstraße.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$57.76 USD
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