Salzburg Photos: Jesus Depiction at St. Peter's Abbey
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A little depication of Jesus on the top of a 18th century iron cross
at Petersfriedhof, the cemetary of St. Peter's Abbey. The cross was covered in
snow, only this decoration on top peeked out a little on a cold winter day. The
monastery is among the oldest Christian monasteries in the world and the oldest
north of the Alps. It has been continuously used since the 6th century and is
likely to pre-date the arrival of St. Rupert in Salzburg. Today, it is still one
of the most important Benedictine monasteries in Austria and one of the top
sights and tourist attractions in Salzburg.
photo (c) visit-salzburg.net