Views of Munich from St. Peter’s Church
Munich is a beautiful city, especially when the weather is cooperating. The day after the disappointing visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, the weather improved dramatically. While Andy and I were wandering through Viktualienmarkt that day, he looked up and noticed a church tower where we could just barely see people at the top. Since we both enjoy seeing cities from above, we decided to go in search of this tower.
It turned out to be St. Peter’s Church, and for just two euros each, we were able to climb 299 stairs to the top. The stairs are narrow, a bit too narrow for people to go up and down at the same time. So every so often, we’d have to stop climbing and let a stream of people go down. It was actually kind of nice to take a break and rest for a couple minutes.
When we finally reached the top, the views were totally worth the long climb. We could see Viktualienmarkt and the tall blue and white maypole, lots of historic buildings in the old town, Frauenkirche, and tons of buildings I couldn’t identify.
The best part though was the view of Marienplatz and the Rathaus. When you’re down in the square, it’s really tough to get a picture of the Rathaus because it’s such a big building. But up in the church tower, I had a much better angle. I couldn’t quite get far enough back to get a picture that didn’t cut off the very top of the tower, but this was much better than I could’ve done from the ground.
I was so happy to have better weather the day we went to the top of St. Peter’s Church. I loved the views of Munich from up there, and it was a nice way to end a day of wandering. After we finished in the tower, we had a few beers in the beer garden in Viktualienmarkt, waited for my friend Andrea to join us, and just enjoyed relaxing in the sun that had eluded us the day before.
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Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren
September 17, 2014 @ 12:29 PM
2 euros! I’m already sold. The view isn’t too bad either 😉 But seriously, amazing photos! Thanks for sharing, Ali.
Happy travels 🙂
September 17, 2014 @ 1:51 PM
Thanks Lauren! Definitely worth the 2 euros for the views!
September 20, 2014 @ 11:09 AM
Beautiful views from atop that church! I just love how the old houses in Germany look compared to the drab, depressing brown that you see in London and in other parts of the UK.
There would be many stories that church in Munich could tell about the experiences of the people who have been in it over the years. It would be interesting if the people there in Munich could chronicle their experiences if they haven’t done so already.
September 20, 2014 @ 1:15 PM
It really was pretty from up there. I bet there are some interesting stories behind that church. I honestly didn’t look into whether or not it survived WWII. Something like 80% of Munich was destroyed in the war, so a lot of things had to be rebuilt.