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St. Michael's Church, Munich

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • In the middle of the pedestrian zone close to Marienplatz you pass by this impressive building from 1597. Stop and enter, please. The church is far more interesting than the Munich Dome. It tells the ...  more »
  • The Church is located directly in the pedestrian zone. The incense note is directly inside the Church. Architecturally very nice.
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  • On entering the Church all white and gold you feel an inexplicable peace, even for non-religious people like me. The visit is a must for the architecture of the place, is a work of art and to me the most beautiful church we were in Munich.
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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.
  • Huge interior and amazing. A definite must see 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.
  • One of most exclusive interior in Munich. The architect is stunning.
  • Stunning interior. You must look inside

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The St. Paul district is the site of Munich's yearly Oktoberfest and offers easy access to the city center. You may be able to find accommodation deals in the Am Schlachthof district, which is populated with small businesses and artists. Glockenbachviertel is the center of the city's nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the streets. In contrast, Am alten Südfriedhof is a quiet residential district.
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