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Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)
Ranked #51 of 345 things to do in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This 15th-century cathedral is most famous for its domed towers.
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Church of Our Lady is another historical and great land mark in Munich.
Right beside the Marienplatz you cannot miss it .
We could not go up the tower due to Renovations .
The place shows the talent of the ole brickies of years ago .
Another place not to miss in this great area.

Thank roy v
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Easily spotted from most parts of the City centre especially the Marienplatz. The exterior is stunning but the interior even more so with the narrow high nave and gorgeous tall windows. Well worth a visit if you're nearby. You can normally ascend the south tower for views of the City centre but this is currently closed due to building works.

Thank inoble
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The giant twin towers topped with traditional Bavarian cupola are unmistakable in the historic core of Munich. The decor is sparse inside and out, so just admire from the street on your walk through the historic heart of the city.

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place is the symbol of Munich and rightly so, it is beautiful. The inside is rather moderate at the entrance where one will also find the devil´s footprint. Then, at the altar, the art is beautiful and stunning.
Definitely worth spending the 30 min it takes.

Thank SFLeonce
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

If you are in Munich you can not miss the Frauenkirche ("Church of the Woman"), that is also the cathedral of the city and the seat of the Archbishopric. Among the bishops that followed were Joseph Ratzinger, former Pope Benedict XVI, who was Archbishop from 1977 to 1982. We find his name in the list of bishops present around the main altar of the church. The cathedral stands on the Frauenplatz, next to the Marienplatz Town Hall, and is a beautiful example of Gothic German. The name "Frauenkirche" can be translated as "Women's Church" or "Church of the Woman" or even better as "Church of the Lady" , since the cathedral is dedicated to the Madonna, just as the Dresden church noted with the same name. The Frauenkirche in Munich is a Roman Catholic cult, while the one in Dresden is of Lutheran worship. It was built at the end of the 15th century and completed in 1488. The first architect who dealt with its construction was Jörg von Halsbach, while the opera was completed by Lucas Rottaler. The original project has undergone changes during the construction: for example, the two bell-towers have been added to the domes similar to those of the Cologne cathedral. There is a legend linked to this church: it is said that its architect scommises with the the devil who would have made the church without the windows but ensuring the same good lighting. When the devil returned to see the church after the building, he realized that despite the absence of windows, the three aisles were all well lit, and this made him laugh. But as he set foot, he could see that the windows, though not immediately visible at the entrance of the cathedral, were present. He had fallen victim to a trap he had attempted by architect Halsbach; and in memory of this legend at the entrance of the Frauenkirche you can see the famous Impronta del Diavolo (der Teufelstritt), imprinted on the floor. Always according to the legend, the devil, furious, turned into a strong wind, and that's why it blows always a little wind near the Frauenkirche. But the church is also famous for guarding the tombs of the royal family of Wittelsbach, who reigned in Bavaria until 1918, before its annexation to Germany. There is also the mausoleum of Ludwig IV, or Ludovico the Bavaro (Ludwig der Bayer) who was Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Thank Paola G
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