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St. Michael's Church, Munich

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Religious Site
Famous for its Baroque architecture, St. Michael's Church Renaissance Jesuit church is the largest of its kind north of the Alps. Although the site was almost completely destroyed during World War II, the church has been renovated and now harbors a peaceful atmosphere. Several royals, including King Lugwig II and King Otto of Bavaria, are buried in the church's crypt. Be sure to look for the cornerstone, which was laid in 1583. To visit St. Michael's Church on your holiday in Munich, and find out what else Munich has to offer, use our Munich itinerary planner.
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  • The Church stopped at while waiting for the return flight to Japan from the Karlsplatz you explore Marienplatz. This church only to suddenly White Knight, Saints statues that adorn the Windows and very interesting. And into the very large space, religious paintings and statues are decorated quite capture your heart. The altar floor taking pictures I like. And Ludwig II's Tomb, located in the basement... to check in advance if you wish...
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  • The church is amazing - the artwork is breathtaking. I was fortunate enough to attend mass during one of my visits and it was very interesting. No matter what denomination, Jesus Christ can be worship...  more »
  • From the outside the Church Michael look a little like the facade of a medieval town hall. White images of Bavarian rulers in nissen contrast beautifully with the red background, especially when the Sun is out. The Church is just like the Asamkirche in the middle of a shopping street a few steps from the many times more famous Frauenkirche Church. The classical Interior, the first renaissance Church north of the Alps, is not nearly as pressing as that of, for example, the Baroque Asamkirche. In addition, above all by the striking large ship radiated a kind of serenity in the Church. For some visitors is not the beautiful church itself the main objective, but the small krypta that via a staircase at the back right (as seen from the entrance) is accessible. For a small amount of 2 euro you get access to the dark vault with a score of sarcophagi containing members and Princes of the Wittelsbach family, including the famous King Ludwig II (1845-1886) and his successor and brother Otto 1. Don't forget to view the beautiful Kreuzkapelle. This Chapel is accessed through a separate entrance around the corner (Ettstrasse) and is considered the most sacred space of the church because a piece of wood under the revered relics of the cross of Christ.
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  • The altar is a massive and beautiful edifice of ecclesiastical bling - extensively gilded and painted. The roof is also lovely, and the Lady chapel to the immediate right as you enter has a lovely icon as well. A service was in progress when we stopped by so we didn't investigate further. Definitely worth a look if you like churches.
  • One of the most beautiful Churches I have ever visited. Sunday's service with chorus and organ is something you should definitely consider visiting while in Munich.
  • Beautiful church, fantastic interior, love that it has survived as the city has grown around it.
  • Nice church. Good for sightseeing .
  • One of my favorite churches in Munich with a special spirit you feel even not being a believer.