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.
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