Surrounded by the “Viktualienmkt” (“Farmer’s Market”) and the “Rindermkt” (“Cattle Market”) indicates the city was built around the church. The very elaborate gilded high altar was added in 1886.
During World War II, Peterskirche was heavily damaged by Allied bombing raids. Reconstruction took until the year 2000 to complete.
One of the more unique, and popular, artifacts contained inside the church is the Saint Mundita skeleton within the second chapel on the left. For some unknown reason, this martyre’s remains were gilded and encrusted with precious gems, creating a rather macabre scene.
As with most cities throughout Europe, Munich has a plethora of churches of various denominations. Peterskirche is one of our favorites.