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Asam's Church

Sendlinger Strasse 32, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 169 Attractions in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: This Rococo church was built in the mid-1700's by the brothers Cosmas Damian and Egid Quirin Asam, who had vowed they would build a church if they... more » Owner description: This Rococo church was built in the mid-1700's by the brothers Cosmas Damian and Egid Quirin Asam, who had vowed they would build a church if they avoided shipwreck. « less
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ATLANTA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If ever in Munich this church should not be missed. Asamkirche is a Baroque masterpiece. The ceiling is covered with troupe-l'oeil paintings. The high altar is the height of excess. Before leaving Munich I will go see Asamkirche again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting church. It's pretty small but very ornate. One of the things I found most interesting is that the ceiling is flat but painted to look like it's arched. At least that's what Rick Steves says in his guidebook. I would poke in here again the next time I'm in Munich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It's a little out from usual tourists paths, but still worth visiting. It's barocco church, with too much decor, and one might not like it. But interior decor is unusual and somewhet funny. If you watch closely, you'll find a sceleton with a pair of scissors wogether with a spinning angel, other sceleton with a nice garland, a cherub in... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Such a small church, we stumbled on it just shopping. It's overwhelmingly beautiful chapel takes but a moment to stop and see and it's golden beauty will live in your memory!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you had the job of decorating (or over decorating) a church this might be hard to top. We were recommended to go here with the understatement statement that it is a very striking church. Being very small with so much bling it is an incredible statement. What is hard to believe is that the builders or at least the... More

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very “over the top” décor in this tiny church, but impressive at the same time. My favourite church in Munich by a long way.

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Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This church has been built by the - in Bavaria at least - very famous Asam brothers. Most of the time you can only watch it through a locked screen, but last time I was lucky: not only was it open, there was somebody working at the organ and we got a free concert! Watch out for some quirky figures... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Small church (easy to walk past it without noticing) but richly decorated. Worth taking a look if in the area.

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addtraveler10101
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Read about the church in a tour book. Sounded more interesting than it actually is. It's an unusual looking church. That's about it. If you happen along it, go inside. It will only take a few minutes to see it .I don't recommend using up much of your precious travel time on a special trip here.

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Jarrow,England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Will only take ten minutes to look round and could easily be missed from the main street but has a wow factor as you enter, its fabulously over the top in style, we just added it to a list of places we wanted to see and visited it on the way to one of the others, little gem.

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