St. Peter - the Ancient Cemetery

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Exceptional: The historic St. Peter Cemetery – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Not far from the pier, a very special place rises like on a hill where culture, art and nature form a fascinating entity: St. Peter's Cemetery. High walls surround a park-like area with tall trees and bushes. During ancient times people lived here, the Romans built a first military base and then in late antiquity a castle-like complex. That is why the cemetery was included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as  “Danube Limes – Borders of the Roman Empire”.

The Romanesque church of St. Peter from around 1200 stands out over the remains of previous buildings of the early and high Middle Ages. Its interior conceals a precious Romanesque Christ statue and a poignant 14th-century Pieta. The cemetery area surprises with three Gothic Chapels, including that for Agnes Bernauer. Over 1000 funerary monuments from seven centuries make the hill of St. Peter one of the most important of its kind in Germany. In in the evening darkness it unfolds as the highlight of a "Fackelwanderung" (a night walk with torches), starting at the pier, its unforgettable romantic mood.

Duration 1,5 hours
Guide costs (optional) € 95,00
Special Information Guided tour: max. 25 people; with torches on request

All prices subject to change.

Image sources

Fotowerbung Bernhard

Impressions of an awesome bavarian town

Points of view

Quiet corners, narrow alleys, century-old houses with facades that tell stories and – right in the middle – the 68 meters high city tower with its striking five spires: Welcome to Straubing at the Danube.

Image sources

Fotowerbung Bernhard, Jürgen Sperl

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