Set against a clear blue sky, the towers of the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of our Dear Lady) form Munich's most celebrated ... More
Set against a clear blue sky, the towers of the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of our Dear Lady) form Munich's most celebrated landmark. The distinctive towers, built in 1525, make the church of considerable architectural interest as they are considered to be the precursors of the Renaissance style. The church itself was designed by Gothic architect Jörg von Halsbach in 1468. Its size is imposing, but its simplicity and symmetry rule out any suggestion of ostentation. The interior is mainly Gothic, but the altars were redesigned in the 18th Century under the influence of the Baroque.
The Frauenkriche is a wonderful church and stunning from the exterior although comparetively speaking the interior is somewhat less inspiring then other neighboring churches such as St. Michael's.
We actually participated in Mass there and the service was wonderful. Although entirely in German (as expected).
A not too be missed landmark and former workplace of Pope Benedict.
While this is the most popular church in Munich because the outside appearance is impressive, the interior looks fairly modern and contains the least interesting artifacts and artwork of all the cathedrals here.
Do yourselves a favor, save your time for something moremeaningful and you won't miss much.
Besides the peace and tranquility the Church provides, and besides the fact that this was the Cathedral Church to Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), the Church contains in the center of the back of the church a footprint stomped into the marble. It is said the devil challenged von Halspach (the Architecht) to build a church without windows, glorifying the darkness. When Satan entered from the back upon completion of the Cathedral, he could see a lit church with no windows because of the columns. He stomped his foot in rage and fled the Church giving von Halspach the victory! Great story and image in the back of the Church. Also contains the remains of serveral Holy Roman Emperors including Duke Ludwig IV (the Bavarian).
This is a beautiful church that dominates the downtown area of Munich. Well worth the trip while you are browsing the markets and close to the subway.
The inside is breathtaking, and you have to keep in mind this is a working church also. It is beautiful and awe inspiring. Go there if for no other reason than you'll wonder what you missed when you view most postcards from this area because it is in many of them.
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