Asamkirche
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  • Sendlinger Tor • 4 min walk
  • Marienplatz • 7 min walk
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  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,133 contributions
    Dazzling and Not to Be Missed Under Any Circumstances
    Located on a main street in Munich, this church sticks out from its surroundings because of the dazzling nature of its Baroque architecture. But the outside is not the real treat. The interior, while only 30 feet wide, is a tour de force of Baroque decoration. It is filled with expansive spaces of ornament, large decorative schemes, a false dome that looks like a real dome, marble columns that aren't made of marble, and three-dimensional sculptures that are actually paintings. Go, and have a good time marveling.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida14,525 contributions
    A Few Tips About the Asam Church
    Our favorite church in Munich is not hard to find. There is an “awe” factor when you first see it. Located on Sendinger Street, it is not far from the central point of Marienplatz. Built in the mid 18th century by two brothers, it was originally a chapel and a place for young people to have confession. There are seven confessionals in this 30-foot-wide space. Baroque architecture dominates. Egid the sculptor and Cosmas the painter spent 13 years constructing this personal chapel to impress visitors. Two homes were destroyed to fulfill their dreams. The church does blend in with the other buildings and you could actually walk by and not notice it. Today, it is open to the public except when service is going on. Well worth the time to see this marvelous “free” church in Munich. If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please press “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,730 contributions
    A Rococo masterpiece.
    This small church is hidden on the Sendligerstrasse, almost not standing out against the background of the surrounding houses. This happened due to the fact that the Azam brothers bought only a small plot for the construction of their private church.Not bound by any restrictions of the customer or the church clergy, the brothers did what they considered right and beautiful. On a narrow rectangle of 8 by 22 meters, the height of a 2-storey house, they created a genuine Rococo masterpiece. Going inside, it seems that the space is even smaller due to the excessive amount of stucco and ornament. The eyes have nothing to rest on because there is no unoccupied, empty space at all. However, the apparent eclecticism is deceptive. The space of the church is divided vertically into three parts, the brightness of which increases from the bottom up. The lower section containing benches for visitors is relatively dark and symbolizes the suffering of the world. The second section located above it is painted in white and bluish colors and is intended for the Bavarian Elector Karl Albrecht. The upper section with ceiling paintings with indirect and hidden lighting is dedicated to God and eternity.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Haifa A
    Fort Myers, Florida39 contributions
    Gorgeous
    I ended up with an extra day in Munich due to weather. We had planned on going g to this sight but we also ended in Munich a day late. This was a short stroll from hotel bi highly recommend as the inside of the cathedral is exquisite. Not to miss.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 5, 2023
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,014 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This little gem of a church is wedged between run of the mill American chain stores close to Marienplatz. You can’t go in past the gated wall, but you can get a sense of the elaborate and ornate interior, though it is fairly dark. Certainly worth a peek if you are in the area.
Written May 2, 2022
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8636travel
Barboursville, WV219 contributions
Jun 2022
We took a side trip to see this church, and thank goodness we did! This is probably the most stunning church I have been in for a long time (Venice has the most amazing church in my opinion). It is overwhelming the amount of details, artwork, sculptures and attention to details in this church. Read the history behind it online. It is an interesting story! The best surprise in Munich!
Written July 5, 2022
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL14,525 contributions
Jun 2023
Our favorite church in Munich is not hard to find. There is an “awe” factor when you first see it. Located on Sendinger Street, it is not far from the central point of Marienplatz. Built in the mid 18th century by two brothers, it was originally a chapel and a place for young people to have confession. There are seven confessionals in this 30-foot-wide space.

Baroque architecture dominates. Egid the sculptor and Cosmas the painter spent 13 years constructing this personal chapel to impress visitors. Two homes were destroyed to fulfill their dreams. The church does blend in with the other buildings and you could actually walk by and not notice it. Today, it is open to the public except when service is going on. Well worth the time to see this marvelous “free” church in Munich.

If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please press “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
Written August 3, 2023
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Connie M
Warrington, PA166 contributions
Dec 2019
The is a very small church- it was built as a private church for a family- but is astoundingly ornate. Every inch is decorated. It is truly overwhelming. It's located on a major pedestrian shopping street so to find this in the middle of Lululemon, Timberland, North Face etc. is mind-bending.
Written January 17, 2020
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Chris L
Albuquerque, NM1,565 contributions
Dec 2021
Can you say Baroque??? It's just filled to the gills with lotsa art! Yes, it's a bit much, but these guys were in the business of outfitting church buildings so they had all their work in display.
The Rick Steves Munich Walking Tour gives a good presentation on this building. The brothers Assam lived right next door!
Written December 17, 2021
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy2,917 contributions
Oct 2022
Asamkirche is a church dedicated to St. John Nepomuk, that was built during the 18th century. It is in Baroque style brought to the extreme, and they say is best seen by candlelight. I saw it during the day, with the little daylight from the small windows: it is almost too much ornate to bear it, it's almost sickening.
Written November 11, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,730 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
This small church is hidden on the Sendligerstrasse, almost not standing out against the background of the surrounding houses. This happened due to the fact that the Azam brothers bought only a small plot for the construction of their private church.Not bound by any restrictions of the customer or the church clergy, the brothers did what they considered right and beautiful. On a narrow rectangle of 8 by 22 meters, the height of a 2-storey house, they created a genuine Rococo masterpiece. Going inside, it seems that the space is even smaller due to the excessive amount of stucco and ornament. The eyes have nothing to rest on because there is no unoccupied, empty space at all. However, the apparent eclecticism is deceptive. The space of the church is divided vertically into three parts, the brightness of which increases from the bottom up. The lower section containing benches for visitors is relatively dark and symbolizes the suffering of the world. The second section located above it is painted in white and bluish colors and is intended for the Bavarian Elector Karl Albrecht. The upper section with ceiling paintings with indirect and hidden lighting is dedicated to God and eternity.
Written November 5, 2023
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Lee
Houston, TX11 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Imagine if you took a huge cathedral and squished all of its beautiful artwork and architecture into a compact space. The organist was playing that day and got a chance to sit and try to take in the sensory overload. Pictures help but being there gives a different feeling. I think they use smokeless candles which was a first. Probably to preserve the interior from the smoke
Written January 5, 2023
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Paul S
San Diego, California445 contributions
Jul 2021
The church is roughly 9 meters wide by 28 long. The pews are in the center with aisles along the long walls. Walls and ceiling are richly decorated with sculptures, frescoes and architectural details. There is a lot to see. Free. Worth a visit.
Written August 27, 2021
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,133 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Located on a main street in Munich, this church sticks out from its surroundings because of the dazzling nature of its Baroque architecture. But the outside is not the real treat. The interior, while only 30 feet wide, is a tour de force of Baroque decoration. It is filled with expansive spaces of ornament, large decorative schemes, a false dome that looks like a real dome, marble columns that aren't made of marble, and three-dimensional sculptures that are actually paintings. Go, and have a good time marveling.
Written July 21, 2023
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