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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 Frauenkirche is the typical postcard from munich. Impossible not to visit it. He is an exponent of the Gothic whose green domes are very famous. When we were one of the towers was in renovation so the view was not very nice. It is advisable to visit.
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  • It is the most famous kirche of the city. You have some very interesting stories, as the tread that you find when you enter. There are places to eat nearby.
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  • This is the architectural symbol of Munich and its ancient Cathedral, dating back to 300. Huge, can accommodate about 20000 people. It consists of three high naves separated by octagonal pillars 22. The aisle Windows are not visible from the vestibule. There are works by various German artists and the tomb of Louis IV of Bavaria (also Holy Roman Emperor). There is a so-called "Teufelsschritt" (Devil's pass), a sign in the shape of a foot on a tile prior to construction. It is said that at that point the devil had ridiculed the work.
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  • 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.
  • Very historic and educational place. Lots of history and many shops around the church. Interesting site. We love it.
  • While it's still under renovation, the towers are still visible from afar which makes for a picturesque photo. Do check out the Devil's Foot in the cathedral as well.
  • Great place to visit as a tourist in Munich. Great view and a landmark itself.
  • Fantastic church. A must to visit.