"Abbey Church of St Peters" St Peter's Church and Abbey Tip by elucas
St Peter's Church and Abbey, Salzburg: 26 reviews and 78 photos
This is part of the complex of the Monastery of St Peter and St Peter?s cemetery. The latter is the oldest in Salzburg and the elaborate graves are the last resting place of many of Salzburg?s noblest families. The late Baroque transformation of the church was carried out under Abbot Beda Seeauer (1753 ? 86). Almost all the altar paintings are by Martin Johann Schmidt (of Krems).
We were fortunate on the day we visited, there was a special memorial service due to take place and the church was decorated, on every altar, with white Christmas Roses - which usually flower in February - and pots of fragrant herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano and sage. They made a very handsome, grand Baroque church, very human and touching.
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