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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. Before you head to Munich, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Munich travel planner, to make sure you see all that Munich has to offer, including Frauenkirche.
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  • Located in central Munich the Church of Our Lady has two very tall Bell towers with green roofs. Outside the church looks a bit plain but inside it is very tall. Stain Glass windows dominated all the ...  more »
  • It stands out because of its high altitude and is quite simple. It is in the center very close to Marienplatz. Legend has it that the footprint is the devil's tread. You can see the mausoleum of the emperor of Bavaria. In the crypt there is a chapel and several tombs of archbishops.
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  • It is free to enter this working Cathedral - outside one of the towers is covered in scaffolding. The other one can be photographed no problem. Inside, it is beautiful and has a quiet peacefulness. Th...  more »
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  • Once again the Gothic presence in the church architecture of Germany, and once again very imposing with huge towers and long windows. It can be easily included in a tour of the main historical points, which I recommend doing with a guide to know the peculiarities of the historical events, which are many, and local people's view on culture and beliefs.
  • A spectacular, breathtaking and peaceful event-building-experience-moment in time! You can walk inside or around the perimeter and each step will bring calm to your inner being. The sheer staying power of this structure and basic messages of the architecture will deliver a message to you, no matter what beliefs you hold. A place to marvel at art, architecture and humanity! 🙂
  • Beautiful church, history rich. You know, most of it is a replica. Only the towers were spared from the bombing, as Allied bombers used them for navigation
  • It's a beautiful church right in the middle of Munich. It's close to the Marienhof shopping area and park, as well as the Marienplatz subway/train station. It has 2 tall towers, visible from as far away as Olympia Park
  • Serenity is the one word this sanctuary can be described with. It’s is quite simple not as ornate as other cathedrals in area.. and that’s what precisely makes it special. Perfect for quiet reflection, prayer or whatever meditation you practice. It is in a great central location in Munich so there is a lot around and nearby to see, eat, and enjoy. Exterior architecture is quite nice to watch. Easy transportation options nearby; taxis, subway, and yes they do have Uber too. We felt lucky to spend time seeing this cathedral and unplug from everything in peace and quit. Highly recommend it.
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