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Michaelskirche

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Michaelskirche

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Neuhauser Str. 6, 80331 Munich, Bavaria Germany
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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich

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Bavaria is famous for its fairy-tale castles, built by King Ludwig II, the “Mad King,” and this tour from Munich visits two of the most beautiful. Enjoy a stop and optional tour of Linderhof Castle; marvel at Neuschwanstein Castle, known as the “Sleeping Beauty” castle with a stop and optional tour; wander Hohenschwangau village; and admire the bold murals and medieval houses of Oberammergau.
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Acineto wrote a review Apr 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand15,451 contributions521 helpful votes
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It was hard to tell that the building was a church because of its front. It was quite different from other churches but did look quite different from the other places in the area. It is located between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz. The multiple statues and golden writing was quite eye-catching. There is also quite a nice statue of St. Michael by the entrances of the church. The inside is similar to other churches in that it has very high ceilings. The designs of the ceilings inside here is quite nice, as are the walls and myriad of murals. The golden altar at the end of the church was huge and very nice. There is a mural in the middle and it almost reaches the roof of the church. There is a crucifix with our lady at the base by the entrance to the altar area. It is a really nice church which was free to go in.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Colby S wrote a review Dec 2019
Irvine, California1,030 contributions46 helpful votes
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This is a beautiful church that represents a transition between the Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles. It is apparently the largest Renaissance church north of the alps and was consecrated in 1597 after fourteen years of construction. There are enormous vaulted ceilings and grand sculpture work throughout that really bring the space to life. Even though it was heavily damaged along with the rest of Munich in the wake of World War II, the people who restored it did a good job of bringing the church back to what it looked like in its prime and is one of many places visitors should see when visiting the city.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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BradJill wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China131,016 contributions23,266 helpful votes
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One of the interesting churches you can visit in the Old Town of Munich is the 16th-century Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church) situated along Neuhauser Straße. This is the largest Renaissance churches north of the Alps. Constructed by the Jesuits, the church features an attractive facade, with niches filled with statues of various members of the Wittelsbach family. You'll also see an impressive sculpture of St. Michael's just above the door. These are worth enjoying for a few minutes prior to entering the church. Within St. Michael's you'll find a large barrel vault style nave, the second largest in the world behing St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Styled in the manner of the counter-reformation movement, there are numerous statues of angels embedded into the upper walls, a delightful high altar and other interesting side chapels. Spend a few minutes enjoying the monument to Eugene de Beauharnais and consider a quick visit to the underground Royal Crypt (€2 per person) to see the decorative tombs of the Wittlesbach family, including those of King Ludwig II and Maximilian I. You can easily spend 20-25 minutes viewing the interior and Royal Crypt at Michaelskirche. The church is very near to others such as Frauenkirche and Bürgersaalkirche which can be conveniently combined with stops at these famous and important churches in the Old Town.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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marminiac wrote a review Dec 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom252 contributions64 helpful votes
This is a beautiful church right on the main street and in itself is a great visit. very ornate and huge inside. However, do not pass on visiting the crypt - its only 2 euro and contains the sarcophagus of the kings, queens, princes and princesses or Bavaria from 17 century onward! Elsewhere these would not be on public views and some of the tombs are incredible.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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aneela-michael wrote a review Oct 2019
394 contributions60 helpful votes
munich downtown is engulfed with several beautiful churches where architecture is a landmark. michael church is simply beautiful.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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