Churches in Munich

While I am not a big fan of churches, I quite like the German Baroque churches a lot, so we started to create quite a collection of them so they do deserve their own post 🙂

One of my favourite buildings in Munich is Theatinerkirche (Theatine Church). The yellow of its outside looks amazing on sunny clear days. Its interior is relatively simple, when compared to other Bavarian churches, but very airy and beautiful. The church was built between 1663 to 1690 to celebrate the birth of the Prince Max Emanuel in 1662. The church is built in an Italian late Baroque style inspired by Sant’Andrea della Valle in Rome.

The Asamkirche is more of a chapel, created by the Asam brothers, some of the main representatives of the German Baroque Rococo style. The church was built between 1733 and 1746. I find the place quite over-the-top but it showcases their idea of Religious Theatre. The church is attached to the house where one of the Asam brothers, Egid Quirin Asam, used to live.

Another remarkable church is Ludwigskirche, in Maxvorstadt. Its double towers can be seen from the English Garden. It was built in new-romanesque style by Friedrich von Gärtner from 1829 to 1844. It has a beautiful blue ceiling and the second largest altar fresco in the world. The mosaic roof is also very impressive. It was actually done very recently, between 2007-2009, based on original designs by Gärtner.