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Asam's Church, Munich

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Get a close look at the impressive Late Baroque architecture and intricate detailing of Asam's Church. The tiny church was constructed as a private chapel in the mid-18th century. It features a beautiful main sanctuary of floor-to-ceiling frescoes and ornate Baroque decor. Note the magnificent wax statue of St. Johann Nepomuk in the pillar-enclosed high altar. Look up to see "Life of Saint Neopmuk," the ceiling fresco by Cosmas Daminan Asam. Next door to the church, you can stop by the Asam House to see its South German rococo stucco exterior and ornamentation. The Asam brothers acquired it in 1733. Arrange your visit to Asam's Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Munich using our Munich itinerary maker.
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  • Very rich decorated church in between the shops. Stop by and enjoy the silene and tranquility for a few moments.  more »
  • This is a narrow, small church on a pedestrian shopping street. The exterior is ornate and is eclipsed by the decor visible indoors. The inside entrance is grated, but you get the idea, Angels and oth...  more »
  • Relatively hidden from the outside rather inconspicuous, you enter another world: one, the - in my opinion - most beautiful churches in Munich, beautiful, small, cheesy, quiet...
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  • Beautifully done, small church. Amazing carved marble and thr ceiling is painted as if it is a dome, yet flat. Worth the visit.
  • Absolutely stunning interior. One of my favourite churches in Munich. Can get very busy due to its beauty and proximity to the centre of town
  • An small but essential viewing of incredible historical style. Chek it out! X
  • Extremely impressive. Watching from the outside, this church would be easy to miss. This is because this church was actually made by the Asam brothers for private use, and it looks incorporated to the other buildings around it. The brothers where a sculptor and a fresco artist, so they bought 4 buildings, two of which they turned into a private church. These where the central two, and they where connected to the church. For example, Egid Quirin Asam could watch the altar through a window of his private house next to the church (Asamhaus). The church is simply breathtaking. You will need at least half an hour or a whole hour for this little 22x8m church. It is packed with details, and every single detail is filled with beauty. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings of the southern German Late Baroque, and I can see why. Don't miss it!
  • Wonderful baroque church, very small but there is so much art packed into it. Very worth a visit, sit and bask in the ornateness.

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