The Bürgersaal (English: "Citizen's Hall") is a historical building in Munich, Germany. Also known as Bürgersaalkirche since the consecration of the altar on May 13, 1778, it is the prayer and meeting room of the Marian Men Congregation "Annunciation". It was built in 1709/1710 under design by Giovanni Antonio Viscardi.
The church is divided into an upper church on the upper floor and a lower church on the lower floor. The baroque façade mirrors this inside division of the construction towards the outside. Above the entrance stands a figure of the enthroned Madonna and Child. On the upper floor was the prayer room, which then already since 1778 has been used as a church. A masterpiece of the interior decoration is the sculpture of the Guardian Angel with child from Ignaz Günther from 1763 and a relief of Andreas Faistenberger from 1710 from the former high altar which was destroyed in World War II. In the lower floor is the grave of Rupert Mayer.
Gianfranco Garcia | Jun 27, 2017
Amazing church. It has a museum downstairs and the architecture inside is incredible. You most go upstairs too.
Tang Li | Nov 2, 2016
So peaceful to sit inside. Heard some lovely music played while there, not those one normally hears in a church
Jesús Llamas de Rueda | Aug 22, 2016
A hidden surprise among shops! Worth a visit for sure.
Angus Hamilton | Apr 27, 2017
Beautiful church (one of many in Munich). I think a lot of people miss the main church as it's on the first floor and the stairs are hidden behind curtains. Certainly there were loads of people milling around the rather uninteresting ground floor and no one in the main church.
Hugo Mendes | Jul 14, 2016
If you go to Munich please, go to this beautiful church in the heart of the commercial area in downtown!!
Mabel Koh | May 10, 2018
The facade of the Bürgersaalkirche looks unassuming but when we stepped in, we were awed by it’s beauty. The baroque designs all over the ceilings were beautiful, and even more so at the upper floor of the church. The sides of the first floor also depicted the Way of the Cross through sculptures which was refreshing.
BradJill Travels | Jul 3, 2018
Burgersaalkirche is one of a handful of beautiful churches that you can visited along Neuhauser Straße in the historic Old Town. This early 18th-century church is located just inside Karstor and is convenient for most to visit during time spent sightseeing in the area. We enjoyed attractive, red colour facade of Burgersaalkirche. Stand back on the other side of Neuhauserstrasse for nice pictures of the building exterior. Inside, there is a small prayer area which is the lower church. Walk up the staircase and you will enter the upper church. This is where you find the open hall, delightfully decorated in Bavarian Rococo style. There is a nice ceiling fresco and interesting relief at the altar. Make sure to also see the Guardian Angel with Child masterpeice by German sculptor and Rococo specialist Ignaz Günther. Overall, we enjoyed our brief visit to Burgersaalkirche, finding it conveniently located and well worth a short visit for anyone who enjoys seeing old churches and architecture, especially Rococo. Give this church at least 10-15 minutes to enjoy, you'll be glad that you did.
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