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  • Address: Petersplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am-8pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 9am-9pm

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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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Vienna Classical Concert at St. Peter’s Church, Vienna, null
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Vienna Classical Concert at St. Peter’s Church

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Enjoy an unforgettable journey with the most beautiful classical pieces of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Vivaldi, in one of the most famous churches in ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 60 to 70 mins

From USD $34.24
Christmas and New Year Concert at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna, Vienna, Classical Music
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Christmas and New Year Concert at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy an unforgettable journey with the most beautiful classical pieces of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Vivaldi, in one of the most famous churches in ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 60 to 70 mins

From USD $46.05
Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour, Vienna, Concerts & Special Events
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Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour

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Get to know Vienna on your choice of a 3-hour, 5-hour or 7-hour private tour of the city! With an expert local guide at your side, discover the city’s rich ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.45
Private Vienna City Walking Tour And Tram Ride With Schonbrunn Palace Visit, Vienna, Private ... 
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Private Vienna City Walking Tour And Tram Ride With Schonbrunn Palace Visit

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Take a 6-hour private city tour and get to know Vienna from a local's perspective. Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful city as you tour Vienna's city center ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.03

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