St. Peter’s is the oldest existing monastery in the German-speaking world. Since its founding in 696 by St. Rupert of Salzburg, it has followed Benedictine rule: ora et labora – pray and work. In the Museum of St. Peter’s new facilities, young visitors can learn interesting things about life at St. Peter’s Abbey. With the help of an interactive screen, visitors can choose a question for the monks. On film, the members of the monastery tell viewers about life at the abbey: about their daily routine, their tasks, their conversations with God. Kids and young adults get a fascinating look at the achievements and treasures of art, education and science from the last 1,300 years, achievements and treasures which are still with us even today. There is also a plastic model of the DomQuartier and a historical model of the monastery and St. Peter’s abbey church from the year 1873.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Ages: 6–13 years
Price for school groups: € 3.50 (per person)