June 2, 2010
St. Peter’s Church is Salzburg’s only Rococo interior church, but it feels distinctly Bavarian in style. That’s because it is. All the fancy stucco work was done by Bavarian artisans.
Over the inner doorway, a fine tympanum shows Jesus on a rainbow flanked by Peter and Paul over a stylized Tree of Life and under a Latin inscription reads: “I am the door to life, and only through me can you find eternal life.”
In the nave, notice how the once purely Romanesque vaulted ceiling has since been iced with a sugary Rococo finish.
In the right side aisle is the tomb of St. Rupert with a painting showing Salzburg in 1750 – only one bridge, salt ships sailing the river, and angels hoisting barrels of salt to heaven as St. Rupert prays for Salzburg.
Video from our visit: