Alter Peter - Church of St. Peter


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

Alter Peter am Marienplatz in München
By Richard Huber [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL] via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Insriptions at the wall of Old Peter

Alter Peter Marienplatz München


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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

Opening hours

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.


Adults: 2€, reduced: 1€


Public transport: 
U-Bahn/S-Bahn: via Marienplatz

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Alter Peter am Marienplatz in München
Alter Peter München Marienplatz
Alter Peter Marienplatz München