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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The two 96 meter towers (Zwiebeltürme in German) of the Frauenkirche are THE landmark of Munich and figure on many many postcards, ideally with the Alpine panorama in the background. The church... more »
We really thought this was such a cool and unique church tucked in the side street. We were a bit disappointed that we were not allowed inside since our surgical mask were not accepted though. more »
Watch out road repair in front of front gate now. Visited Sept 21 2020. Social distancing in place as well. more »
This is another gigantic building in Munich. The side adorned with magnificent sculpture and glass craft. No entry fee. You will find people sitting in the pews stirring at the elevated cross of Jesus at the centre. Its amazing really
The iconic double towered church that is a signature of the Munich skyline. We didn't go up the tower, since we had already gone up St. Peter's and were towered out, but it is still beautiful to marvel at the inside with its lovely chapels, then take a few selfies below the towers.
It was nice, calm, and relaxing but compared to other cathedrals, it had nothing special to offer. All I can think of to describe is "nice" (personal opinion). High arches of the ceiling was nice. Sculptures of holy figures were nice. Tiled floors were nice. Massive organs were nice. But nothing really a wow-factor as they are usually present in other cathedrals of smaller sizes as well. Stained glasses were the only aspect I found better than "nice".
It's a beautiful church to attend Holy Mass in which is available daily. We were on a Sandemans walking tour and our superbly entertaining guide Matt told us of the apparent Devil's footprint in the church from which you get a special view of all of the pillars aligned and no windows....it's quite a story :)
I don't have really much to say. Just a normal cathedral with an average big organ. The glass work was really interesting like the pope sculpture. You should check that place if you have time, but I personally didn't find it really interesting. 4/5
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