Thursday, 9 August 2012

Amazing ceiling and statues of the St. Peters church in Salzburg

The abbey connected to this church is already 1400 years old and the church in the current Rococo style is about 800 years old. In our previous Salzburg article we wrote about Mozart and he was indeed playing his music in this church.

We enter the St Peters church and were astonished by the ceiling decorations and paintings. It was just unbelievable. The organ is very beautiful and supports several statues. This is one of the most dominating elements of the church, the statues. They are everywhere, the one more impressive than the other. There are many churches in Salzburg but this one and the Dom are the most amazing religious treasures.

De abdij gelinkt aan deze kerk bestaat reeds 1400 jaar en de kerk zelf, in zijn huidige rococo stijl is ongeveer 800 jaar oud. Ons vorig Salzburg artikel ging over Mozart en hij speelde inderdaad hier zijn muziek. 

We komen de Sint Pieterskerk binnen en zijn verbaast van de ongelooflijke schoonheid van het plafond met zijn muurschilderingen en decoraties. Het orgel is zeer mooi en ondersteunt verschillende standbeelden. De kerk wordt gewoon gedomineerd door standbeelden. Je ziet ze overal, de ene nog mooier dan de andere. Er zijn vele kerken in Salzburg maar deze en de kathedraal zijn de meest indrukwekkende religieuze schatten.. 
 
St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

St Peters Church Salzburg

Previous Salzburg article: Salzburg, the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Previous Church article: Views and cemetery from the Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus, Dienten

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11 comments:

  1. very pretty indeed! one gem to your churches-around-the-world collection...

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  2. These places always amaze me, especially the ceiling work. Talented artists putting such forth such great work! Such style and grace upon the statues as well!

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  3. Wat een mooie kerk, prachtige details!

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  4. What a beautiful and historic church. In France, all the churches built before 1905 belong to the State, they are considered monuments and do not belong to the Catholic Church. So, there are concerts given in those that have great organs - This way people can come in the evening without disturbing the religious ceremonies, or if they don’t want to assist to the religious ceremonies. Is it the same in Austria? I’d love to hear an organ concert in St. Peters Church in Salzburg.

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  5. Fantastic church !!!! And your fotos are amazing.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  6. Amazing shots and fabulous work of art (that of the church' ceiling).

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  7. amazing ceiling and structures, indeed.

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  8. Een juweeltje om in te mogen fotograferen, wat een sfeer ik geniet.
    Groetjes Cristien

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  9. een kerk met veel pronk en praal, dus met een woord: "prachtig". Fijne avond Filip en Kristel, Dietmut

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  10. Majestueus, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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