TOSCANINIHOF, CATACOMBS, AND THE DOM AUSTRIA

TOSCANINIHOF, CATACOMBS, AND THE DOM AUSTRIA
Steps lead from Toscaninihof, the courtyard of St. Peter’s Monastery, up the Monchsberg cliffs. Stiftskirche St. Peter, a church within the monastery, features a marble portal from 1244. In the 18th cen tury, the building was remodeled in Rococo style. (Open daily 9am-12:15pm and 2:30- 6:30pm.) Near the far end of the cemetery, against the Monchsberg, is the entrance to the Catacombs. In the lower room (St. Gertrude’s Chapel), a fresco commemo rates the martyrdom of Thomas a Beckett. (Open May-Sept. Tu-Su 10:30am-5pm; Oct- Apr. W-Sl 10:30am-3:30pm. 1, students 0.60.) The exit at the other end of the ceme tery leads to the immense baroque Dom (cathedral), where Mozart was christened in 1756 and later worked as concert master and court organist. The square leading out of the cathedral, Domplatz, features a statue of the Virgin Mary and figures rep resenting Wisdom, Faith, the Church, and the Devil. (Free, but donation requested.)

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