The tower Alter Peter (Old Peter) is one of Munich's landmarks and belongs to the parish church of St. Peter. This is the oldest church in the city. It is located on the "Petersbergl" in the Old Town, between Marienplatz and Rindermarkt. The St. Peter's Church was consecrated in 1190 by Bishop Otto II of Freising. The basilica is built in the architectural style of the Gothic. As part of a reorganization of the Baroque, a high altar was added in 1734. The group of figures shows Peter in the interpretation of Scripture.
The tower of Old Peter with the alps in the backround
A visit to the 91-meter tower of the Old Peter is almost a must for any visit to Munich. 306 steps lead to the observation deck at 56 meters height, but the view over Munich's cityscape is always worth it. In good weather, the remote view extends around 100km to the alpine landscape. The Old Peter has eight church bells of which seven are in operation today. The oldest bell is dated with 1327, the most recent bells, however, are from the fifties.
Insriptions at the wall of Old Peter
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After exhausting climbing stairs enjoy a cold cup of beer at the beergarden in the Viktualienmarkt!
Sights in the old historical town of Munich
Isartor-Isar-Gate Neues Rathaus - New Townhall Marienplatz - Marys Square Alter Peter - Church of St. Peter Dallmayr - Restaurant/Coffee house Viktualienmarkt Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady Residenz-Palace Feldherrnhalle at the Odeonsplatz Theatiner Kirche - The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan Odeonsplatz Hofgarten - baroque park Bayrische Staatsoper- Bavarian State Opera Asamkirche - Asam Church Sendlinger Tor-Sendling Gate Justizpalast - Palace of Justice Karlsplatz-Stachus Arkaden an der Maximilianstraße - Arcades at the Maximilianstraße
Alter Peter / Old Peter
Rindermarkt 1, 80331 München
The old Peter is open all year round. Adult admission: 2 € and reduced € 1. Summer opening times: Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm / Weekend 10am-6.30pm. Winter opening times: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm / Weekend 10am-5.30pm.
U-Bahn/S-Bahn: via Marienplatz
Map of the old town of munich