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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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  • You can see the towers from all over central Munich, but the inside isn't that spectacular compared to the competition. If you want a quiet moment go for it. If you want spectacular consider Assam Chu...  more »
  • The Church is a beautiful example of sacred architecture in Europe. Immense, with two high towers, stands out for its outward simplicity. Inside is iuminosa and simple stained-glass windows, but beautifully decorated arched ceilings. Perhaps the main attraction of the Church, the tread of the devil. Says the legend that when the devil wanted enter to the Cathedral, not could, and its footprint was engraved in the rock. Is immediately of the door main. They will see it easily because all the tourists stop to photograph it. Hermosso there are concerts some days. In the living room of memorabilia for sale can give them the timetable.
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  • The Church, coming from Italy, is not particularly rich or beautiful. Spartan externally, it is even more inside. At the front, under the choir, you can see on a brick floor's so-called Devil's footprint.
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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.