Alter Peter (Old Peter) is the tower of St. Peter's (Peterskirche), the oldest parish church in Munich. The valiant visitor ... More
St. Peter's Church
Alter Peter (Old Peter) is the tower of St. Peter's (Peterskirche), the oldest parish church in Munich. The valiant visitor who manages to climb the 302 steps to the top will have an incomparable view of Munich and, on a clear day, the Alps look close enough to touch. St. Peter's was named after the old hill on which it stands, the Petersberg. There was apparently a chapel on the site before Munich was founded, which was then replaced with a Romanesque structure in the 11th century and later a Gothic building. In the 14th century, the double-tower was redeveloped to form the single tower facade of the church which remains today. Over the centuries, St. Peter's underwent even more changes, mainly in the Baroque and Rococo periods.
This church was built between 1731 and 1734 by order of empress Anna Ioannovna on the spot where the wooden
Archangel Michael Church had been founded in 1712. The church's main altar is consecrated in honor of Simon and ...
This was the primary location for congregations of Portuguese Catholics who had it constructed in 1710, during the period of
Dutch rule. Now it qualifies as the oldest Catholic Church in Malaysia and still serves resident worshippers of the ...
There is an interesting history to this picturesque little church; and the fact that it is half hidden behind black
gates and squashed between the modern shops in Coney Street means that visitors to the city quite often walk ...