Saturday 25 May 2013 -
Cathedral of Our Dear Lady
The symbol of Munich.
The Gothic cathedral known as the Frauenkirche with its characteristic onion domes, dedicated to Our Lady, is one of Munich's most important symbols. The red-brick edifice has a sober aspect and the towers, each 99 metres high, offer a good view of Munich and the Alps (one can climb up to the South Tower). The "Devil's foot-print" is found at the entrance to the imposing church.
The crypt of the Princes under the choir is home to the most ancient caverns of the Wittelsbach at Munich, containing the bones of the Emperor Louis the Bavarian, amongst others.
During construction, the nave could contain all the inhabitants of the town (13 000 souls); today, with the rows of benches, it can accomodate 4 000 churchgoers nave.
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