Peterskirche, or St. Peter's Church, is the oldest standing Roman Catholic church within Munich, Germany. The church is located in the Marienplatz, a large public square just a short walking distance away from the Munich city centre. The church interior features beautiful high altars designed by Ignaz Gunther, as well as Gothic paintings and ceiling frescoes. The church is famous for the breathtaking panoramic views of Munich from the top of the Renaissance-style steeple. Guests are invited to climb the 300 steps to the top of the steeple where, on clear days, the Alps may be seen in the distance.
- Make the climb up the oldest and most prominent church in Munich at Peterskirche for a breathtaking view of the city.
- Visit the nearby Heiliggeistkirche, or the Church of the Holy Spirit, a former Gothic church that was renovated during the 18th century and features a baroque style and Peter Horeman's paintings.
- Enjoy different types of European cheeses, buy hand-made straw puppets, or sample any kind of spice or herb you want at the Viktualienmarkt, the most famous market in Munich.
As one of the many prominent local landmarks, Peterskirche is easily accessible for Munich visitors. Upon arrival to the Munich city centre, the church is visible from the Marienplatz. Visitors that choose to explore the city via train may take any of the S-Bahn lines, including routes S1, S2, S4, S5, S6, S7 and S8 to reach the Marienplatz Station, or München Marienplatz. Alternatively, travellers can take one of the U-Bahn lines, either U3 or U6, to the München Marienplatz station. City buses also provide service to the church, and guests may take bus 52 to the Marienplatz station.
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