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Frauenkirche, Munich

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The enormous, 15th-century Frauenkirche can hold about 20,000 people. It stands as a symbol of Bavaria's capital city and features a rich collection of artwork from the 14th to 18th centuries. In the nave, you'll find Gothic stained-glass windows and the tomb monument of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV. Be sure to look for the curious black mark resembling a footprint near the church entrance. This "devil's footprint" survived World War II bombing. You can ask locals about the legends surrounding it. For views of Munich and the Alps, you can climb up the church's 99 m (325 ft) south tower. Put Frauenkirche at the forefront of your travel plans using our Munich trip itinerary builder.
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The St. Paul district is the site of Munich's yearly Oktoberfest and offers easy access to the city center. You may be able to find accommodation deals in the Am Schlachthof district, which is populated with small businesses and artists. Glockenbachviertel is the center of the city's nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the streets. In contrast, Am alten Südfriedhof is a quiet residential district.
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  • The church is beautiful, very stately, with gorgeous stained glass. And the legend of the devil's footprint is a fun addition to the visit. Definitely go while you're in Munich.  more »
  • This church is so beautiful. Lovely towers. It is a must to visit when in Munich. Both interesting inside and outside.  more »
  • This beautiful church is a significant feature of the Munich skyline. For the past couple of years repairs are being performed on the towers, which interferes with exterior photography, but the interi...  more »
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  • ......Very impressive restoration done to this Beautiful Church, taking into consideration the it was bombed in 1945. We love to visit all Cathedrals & Church buildings throughout Europe as they are always very impressive, beautiful and most times steeped in history! At-least I discovered something at this church? "I'm not the Devil or I'm not related to Him as my foot print does not match with His!! Hahahahahaha!!....This entire area in and around Marienplatz is worth a visit and explore-able and very enjoyable!!! Awesome! Awesome!......
  • Beautiful Catherdral. Suggest to go early before it gets overtaken by tourists.
  • Built in 20 years. They said it was built with the help of the devil and his foot print is near the main entrance. Very nice and simple inside. The towers were not bombed and were used as a reference point for the pilots.
  • A pretty and light-filled church, somewhat different from others as it's made from brick.
  • Breathtaking calmness. Unfortunately it's always being renovated.