Peterskirche
Peterskirche
4.5
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Stephansplatz • 3 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 3 min walk
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  • JJJC_Family
    768 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty, but not spectacular
    The best part of this church is the beautiful painting in the dome, which has a delicate, ethereal and yet somewhat foreboding quality. Enchanting. You could stare at it for quite a while, transfixed. The rest of the church is attractive, not astounding. I would probably budget only ten minutes here or less. But do go. It’s worth a gander.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia135,878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    St. Peter's Church
    The church is located on a small St. Peter's Square of the same name. The church is made in the Baroque style. There is an organ in the temple, which was installed in 1904 by the famous master Franz Josef Svoboda.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Josie Iino
    Cambridge, United Kingdom605 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    4 stars
    This is a much more intimate interior; I quite like that, in comparison to Schottentor that is right nearby. The outside is nice, but outclassed by buildings around it. I would absolutely recommend coming in quickly, as it is very beautiful and one can admire of the interior more intimately.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Kevin O
    Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning concert!
    The Classical Ensemble Vienna play an hour’s selection in this small church. As a lifelong concertgoer, this was one of the most memorable experiences I have had. The playing was superb, the program was delightful, the setting was intimate and the quartet clearly enjoy playing together. I would recommend this to anyone - of the three concerts I attended in Vienna, this was by far the best. Five stars!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Peggy R
    Palm Bay, Florida40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a must see!
    This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, and I'm an interior designer and have taken many art classes that show pictures of great churches. This was amazing. And we had the delight of having a musical presentation the night we went. Worth every penny!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Baroque gems scattered around Innere Stadt
    There are a handful of charming Baroque churches scattered around Innere Stadt including Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church) just off Grabenstraße. The church history dates back to the Middle Ages but the building you see today is from the early 18th-century and is fashioned after the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica but at a significantly smaller scale. The curved facade with towers is impressive, as is its bronze dome. Within you find a round nave, again similar to Baroque era churches you might have seen in Rome. The interior features delightful altars, ornate marble walls and inner cupola fresco that is worth spending some time to view and enjoy. Take a seat and just enjoy the beauty within Peterskirche before continuing onward with other intended sightseeing in this area of Vienna.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 November 2023
  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia11,450 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Baroque exterior design said to be inspired by its namesake in the Vatican. Interior quite spectacular.
    It is believed that a church has existed on this site since the early middle ages though the current Baroque church building was begun around 1701 and consecrated to the Holy Trinity in 1733. At that time it was the fist domed structure in Vienna. The exterior of the church, which is two storeys high, is coloured white with pale yellow pilasters, entablatures and architraves, the latter which we see around the niches and the windows. There is a portico over the church's main entrance that is topped with a very ornate grey marble monument with three lead statues holding gilded ornaments and implements. These statues represent faith, hope and love. Either side of the main facade are two towers that are three storeys high and have, on each of the first and second storeys, semi-circular niches that hold stone statues (four in total). There is a window on the third storey of each of the towers as well as on the second storey of the main facade of the building. This latter window has a clock above it. The dome is approximately 5 metres high and is topped with a lantern that allows light into the interior of the cupola. The interior single nave has a spectacular array of marble, richly decorated golden stucco, gilded woodwork (particularly the ornate pulpit), beautiful frescoes, particularly inside the cupola and the side chapels, as well as lovely paintings. The fresco of the Coronation of Our Lady inside the cupola is the work of Johann Michael Rottmayr. The high altar is quite lovely and, on the ceiling above it, is a fresco that gives the illusion that there is a second smaller cupola. The altarpiece displays the Healing of the Lame by St. Peter and St. Jon in Jerusalem. There are several beautifully ornate side chapels. On a balcony above the main entrance is a large Baroque organ that was built in 1751. Well worth a visit particularly as it is free to enter - take note Karlskirche.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2024
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westy54
Sydney, Australia11,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It is believed that a church has existed on this site since the early middle ages though the current Baroque church building was begun around 1701 and consecrated to the Holy Trinity in 1733. At that time it was the fist domed structure in Vienna.

The exterior of the church, which is two storeys high, is coloured white with pale yellow pilasters, entablatures and architraves, the latter which we see around the niches and the windows. There is a portico over the church's main entrance that is topped with a very ornate grey marble monument with three lead statues holding gilded ornaments and implements. These statues represent faith, hope and love. Either side of the main facade are two towers that are three storeys high and have, on each of the first and second storeys, semi-circular niches that hold stone statues (four in total).

There is a window on the third storey of each of the towers as well as on the second storey of the main facade of the building. This latter window has a clock above it.

The dome is approximately 5 metres high and is topped with a lantern that allows light into the interior of the cupola.

The interior single nave has a spectacular array of marble, richly decorated golden stucco, gilded woodwork (particularly the ornate pulpit), beautiful frescoes, particularly inside the cupola and the side chapels, as well as lovely paintings. The fresco of the Coronation of Our Lady inside the cupola is the work of Johann Michael Rottmayr.

The high altar is quite lovely and, on the ceiling above it, is a fresco that gives the illusion that there is a second smaller cupola. The altarpiece displays the Healing of the Lame by St. Peter and St. Jon in Jerusalem.

There are several beautifully ornate side chapels. On a balcony above the main entrance is a large Baroque organ that was built in 1751.

Well worth a visit particularly as it is free to enter - take note Karlskirche.
Written 11 April 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There are a handful of charming Baroque churches scattered around Innere Stadt including Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church) just off Grabenstraße. The church history dates back to the Middle Ages but the building you see today is from the early 18th-century and is fashioned after the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica but at a significantly smaller scale.

The curved facade with towers is impressive, as is its bronze dome. Within you find a round nave, again similar to Baroque era churches you might have seen in Rome. The interior features delightful altars, ornate marble walls and inner cupola fresco that is worth spending some time to view and enjoy. Take a seat and just enjoy the beauty within Peterskirche before continuing onward with other intended sightseeing in this area of Vienna.
Written 26 November 2023
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Peggy R
Palm Bay, FL40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, and I'm an interior designer and have taken many art classes that show pictures of great churches. This was amazing. And we had the delight of having a musical presentation the night we went. Worth every penny!
Written 5 November 2023
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Kevin O
Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The Classical Ensemble Vienna play an hour’s selection in this small church. As a lifelong concertgoer, this was one of the most memorable experiences I have had. The playing was superb, the program was delightful, the setting was intimate and the quartet clearly enjoy playing together. I would recommend this to anyone - of the three concerts I attended in Vienna, this was by far the best. Five stars!
Written 25 August 2023
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Josie Iino
Cambridge, UK605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is a much more intimate interior; I quite like that, in comparison to Schottentor that is right nearby. The outside is nice, but outclassed by buildings around it. I would absolutely recommend coming in quickly, as it is very beautiful and one can admire of the interior more intimately.
Written 23 August 2023
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𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
Moscow, Russia135,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The church is located on a small St. Peter's Square of the same name. The church is made in the Baroque style. There is an organ in the temple, which was installed in 1904 by the famous master Franz Josef Svoboda.
Written 9 August 2023
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JJJC_Family
Virginia768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The best part of this church is the beautiful painting in the dome, which has a delicate, ethereal and yet somewhat foreboding quality. Enchanting. You could stare at it for quite a while, transfixed. The rest of the church is attractive, not astounding. I would probably budget only ten minutes here or less. But do go. It’s worth a gander.
Written 6 July 2023
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Gary
Corby, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had a marvellous quartet evening 07th of June. A small but captive audience of like minded people in breath taking surroundings.

We can not recommend this h8ghly enough.
Written 18 June 2023
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RichardsBerta
Tokyo, Japan6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Beautiful church with a different architecture from what one would normally see located the the heart of the city a must visit.
Written 28 April 2023
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The interior is worth a visit, and the concerts held within even more. Very variable; positively particular to see the Hebrew word for god in one of the main wall paintings.
Written 19 March 2023
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