Asam Church, Munich

Munich, Germany

Asam Church, Munich

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St. Johann Nepomuk, better known as the Asam Church (German: Asamkirche), is a Baroque church in Munich, southern Germany, built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers, sculptor Egid Quirin Asam, and painter Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings of the southern German Late Baroque.

The church was built without an order, as a private chapel for the greater glory of God and for the salvation of the builders. This allowed the Asam brothers also to build in line with the ideas of independent contractors. So for example, Egid Quirin Asam could watch the altar through a window of his private house next to the church (Asamhaus). Egid Quirin Asam designed the church as Beichtkirche (confession church) for the youth. So the small church has seven confessionals with allegorical scenes.




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