Frauenkirche
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This 15th-century cathedral is most famous for its domed towers.
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  • Marienplatz • 3 min walk
  • Odeonsplatz • 7 min walk
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  • Owenthomas
    Berthoud, Colorado1,009 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very majestic
    It has twin towers topped by onion shaped domes. No building in the center of Munich can be built higher than these towers. You can climb one of the towers for great views of the city and the Alps but was under construction when we were there. It was built in 1468 and includes a footprint of the devil. Tradition says the devil made a bet with the archbishop about the windows. The devil lost the bet and stamped his foot in that spot. It has a painted ceiling and many side chapels. There are tombs of Archbishops, Kings, Dukes and a Holy Roman Emperor located in the church.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2023
  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,057 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Stained Glass
    This is a relatively plainly decorated church but the stained glass is beautiful. It is worth walking around the inside to see the stained glass windows. Entry is free and it won't take more than 15-20 minutes too.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • CPaM68
    Texas669 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gothic church dating from the 15th century
    Our trip took us to Munich between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we visited the Marienplatz to tour the Christmas Markets and see the glockenspiel. Although we didn’t initially plan to visit the Frauenkirche, the twin towers dominating the skyline, drew us to the church like a magnet. And of course the fact that we love touring old churches and cathedrals in Europe helped entice us to stop for a quick visit. The Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady) serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and is considered a landmark symbol of the Bavarian capital. The church's history dates back to the 12th century while the Gothic building you see today was originally constructed in the 15th century. Because of local height limits for buildings, the church towers, which are 323 feet tall, are widely visible. You can normally travel up the south tower, which has a spiral staircase and an elevator. When we visited, it was closed for repair, but it reportedly offers a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps. The beautiful interior includes a tall and narrow nave, ceiling vaults, and some nice stained glass windows. The nave is 357 feet long, 131 feet wide, and 121 feet high and was built to originally accommodate 20,000 standing people. Highlights inside the church include the Wittelsbach Monument, the bishop's crypt, and the so-called "Devil's Footstep." You can easily get to the Frauenkirche from anywhere in Munich by taking any S-Bahn train (lines S1 to S8) from the Munich central station or take the U-Bahn (lines U3 or U6). (PaM)
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 5, 2024
  • allatseaSouthampton
    203 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick and easy
    Visited the church one morning, but there was a service underway so couldn’t get to the tower and had to return later. The church is impressive and worth a look around. The tower is accessible by a few dozen steps of a spiral staircase, and then a lift. It’s an enclosed (rather than open-air) viewing platform, with information boards describing the various sights. It was very hot during my visit, even though it was only March, so imagine it must get worse in the summer, unless they have some sort of cooling for the warmer months.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 2, 2024
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CPaM68
Texas669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Our trip took us to Munich between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we visited the Marienplatz to tour the Christmas Markets and see the glockenspiel. Although we didn’t initially plan to visit the Frauenkirche, the twin towers dominating the skyline, drew us to the church like a magnet. And of course the fact that we love touring old churches and cathedrals in Europe helped entice us to stop for a quick visit. The Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady) serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and is considered a landmark symbol of the Bavarian capital. The church's history dates back to the 12th century while the Gothic building you see today was originally constructed in the 15th century. Because of local height limits for buildings, the church towers, which are 323 feet tall, are widely visible. You can normally travel up the south tower, which has a spiral staircase and an elevator. When we visited, it was closed for repair, but it reportedly offers a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps. The beautiful interior includes a tall and narrow nave, ceiling vaults, and some nice stained glass windows. The nave is 357 feet long, 131 feet wide, and 121 feet high and was built to originally accommodate 20,000 standing people. Highlights inside the church include the Wittelsbach Monument, the bishop's crypt, and the so-called "Devil's Footstep." You can easily get to the Frauenkirche from anywhere in Munich by taking any S-Bahn train (lines S1 to S8) from the Munich central station or take the U-Bahn (lines U3 or U6). (PaM)
Written February 5, 2024
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Richard Kinley
Shrewsbury, UK33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We visited this church in September and there were few tourists. The outside is very simple, as is most of the inside, although the windows are probably the tallest stained glass ones I've ever seen - truly neck-straining. While the inside is worth a look, the best bit is to go up the tower. It takes a fair few steps to climb up from ground level to where the lift (phew) whisks you up to the viewing area. The views are spectacular and, unusually but Germanically, the visible sights are very clearly marked. Definitely worth the few Euro charge.
Written September 17, 2022
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The two 96 meter towers (Zwiebeltürme in German) of the Frauenkirche are THE landmark of Munich and figure on many many postcards, ideally with the Alpine panorama in the background. The church interior itself is quite sober, without the wall or ceiling decorations in other churches of the area. Quite a bit of construction and restoration work going on at the moment on the parvis in front of the church...
Written July 29, 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This Church of Our Lady is Munich's most famous church. The two nearly 100-meter-high towers are landmarks of the city.

The Gothic three-nave hall church was completed in 1494. The nave is 109 meters long, 40 meters wide and 37 meters high and can accommodate 20,000 people.

The south tower is open to visitors and offers a view of the entire city.
Written October 25, 2022
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Owenthomas
Berthoud, CO1,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It has twin towers topped by onion shaped domes. No building in the center of Munich can be built higher than these towers. You can climb one of the towers for great views of the city and the Alps but was under construction when we were there. It was built in 1468 and includes a footprint of the devil. Tradition says the devil made a bet with the archbishop about the windows. The devil lost the bet and stamped his foot in that spot. It has a painted ceiling and many side chapels. There are tombs of Archbishops, Kings, Dukes and a Holy Roman Emperor located in the church.
Written May 5, 2023
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Hans-Olof H
Stockholm, Sweden942 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This old church does not have any free space around it all. The surrounding buildings are all very close to it. That makes is hard to get a good view of it and impossible to take a decent photo of the church. It is very beautiful from outside, not so much from the inside. This is due to the building technic in these early days. There is very little interior space, almost all is occupied by the large pillars. However, A view of the intricate roof and the pillars create a nice picture.
Written June 7, 2022
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Frauenkirche (officially "Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau", i.e.: Cathedral of Our Dear Lady) is the seat of the Archbishop of Munich, and it is one of the symbols of the city of Munich.
Originally, a Romanesque church was here, built during the 12th century, that was replaced by the current Gothic building during the 15th century. It is one of the biggest brick churches in the world.

During WW II the cathedral suffered severe damage: the roof collapsed, one of the towers suffered severe damage, and the majority of the church's historical artifacts held inside were lost. A multi-stage restoration effort began soon after the war, and it was finally completed in 1994.

Today the interior of the church is dominated by the color white, and it looks almost bare, although upon walking along the nave and the two adjacent aisles several pieces of art can be seen.
Written November 11, 2022
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allatseaSouthampton
southampton203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Visited the church one morning, but there was a service underway so couldn’t get to the tower and had to return later. The church is impressive and worth a look around. The tower is accessible by a few dozen steps of a spiral staircase, and then a lift. It’s an enclosed (rather than open-air) viewing platform, with information boards describing the various sights. It was very hot during my visit, even though it was only March, so imagine it must get worse in the summer, unless they have some sort of cooling for the warmer months.
Written April 3, 2024
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Lee S
Australia2,589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The cathedral of Munich is an easy landmark to find the two towers that can be seen from anywhere. ( 100 meters high) The brick work is very impressive on the outside but inside is quite plain, built in the 15th century. Not too many tourists around so it's easy to take pictures.
Written November 1, 2022
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biztrav123
Avon, CT668 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This cathedral basically symbolizes Munich. While it looks relatively modern, it's brick faced was built in the 15th century. Great views from one of its towers now that it has reopened after renovation. I haven't been up there in 20 years.
Written June 15, 2022
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