The Frauenkirche (Full name: German: Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau, lit. 'Cathedral of Our Dear Lady') is a church in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, that serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising and seat of its Archbishop. It is a landmark and is considered a symbol of the Bavarian capital city. Although called "Münchner Dom" (Munich Cathedral) on its website and URL, the church is referred to as "Frauenkirche" by locals.
Because of local height limits, the church towers are widely visible. According to the narrow outcome of a local plebiscite, city administration prohibits buildings with a height exceeding 99 m in the city center. Since November 2004, this prohibition has been provisionally extended outward, and as a result, no buildings may be built in the city over the aforementioned height. The south tower, which is normally open to those wishing to climb the stairs, will offer a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps after its current renovation is completed.
Sarah-louise O'Shea | Mar 27, 2018
The churches towers can be seen from the Marienplatz and is only a short walk . It is a beautiful church with interesting history to it
Manoj Lakshman | Apr 8, 2018
Huge church, made our of stone building. Peaceful and perfect to spend time at holy place.
SACHIT VARMA | Feb 1, 2018
Beautiful church with two tall towers that can be seen from a distance. Just a couple of minutes walk away from Marienplatz and one of the most visited churches in Munich.
Junaid Farooqui | Dec 20, 2017
This Church is very big and beautiful. Walking inside will take you in the history of this Church. I also want appreciate administration who doing very good care of this.
Stuart Oswald | Dec 27, 2017
Beautiful church. Better care should be taken in offering visitors better access to experience the buildings features.
Вікторія Родінкова | May 27, 2018
Very nice place! Every European city has its own notable places but this one is just one of those in Munich. Very close to it you can find other very nice squares and buildings. Recommended!
Cindy Wong | Jun 1, 2018
A median size church filled with sense of peaceful. Walking distance from Marieplaz.
Mabel Koh | May 10, 2018
It was undergoing a bit of a renovation when I was there. You can have a good view of the church towers from the top of st. peter's church.
Alyssa Becker | May 19, 2018
Interesting church and history. Worth a visit - better with a guide to tell the stories.
Imre Nagy | May 21, 2018
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Discovering Destinations | Jul 10, 2018
Munich feels organized and demonstrates a very intuitive metro system. Once in the city central vicinity, everything is accessible on foot. Our first discovery day, we easily made our way to the Old Town with the help of Google maps. There's a story that left an imprint on us. We urge you to visit the church's foyer. There you will find a 'foot print' and the description of the legend. We encourage you to read on if you would like to know more about it. The legend states that it's the “Devil’s Footstep”. This is a black mark resembling a Devil’s footprint. It is said that long ago the devil visited the church and stood at this very spot. He curiously regarded the church and ridiculed the 'windowless' structure. More on our website! Serge 4 Eli 4
BradJill Travels | Jul 6, 2018
Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) is the largest Gothic style building in southern Germany and a neat place to visit during visits to Munich. Unfortunately, there is restoration work taking place at the moment with the exterior facade of Frauenkirche, obscuring views of the towers from the outside. From streets to the east of the church, you can see the towers decently, allowing you to better appreciate their size, scale and architecture. The rest of the church exterior is nice to view from ground level by simply walking around the building. Expected Gothic architecture on display when it comes to the interior of Frauenkirche. You'll find a narrow and tall nave with a vaulted ceiling. There are some very nice stained-glass windows, wooden altars, choir stalls and carved statues, including the Statue of St. Christopher. We really liked seeing the Memminger Altar and attractive fresco of Mother Mary in the Chorhaupkapelle behind the main altar. Do also give a few minutes viewing the impressive tomb of Emperor Ludwig IV of Bavaria in the back of the church as well. In the end, we enjoyed our visit to Frauenkirche. It is an interesting Gothic church conveniently located in the Old Town near other important attractions in Munich. You can have a good visit experience here in 20-30 minutes before moving on to other sightseeing endeavours.
Sauryadeep Pal | Jun 21, 2018
Beautiful looking and huge church right in the middle of Munich. Getting there is easy, as it is only a short walk from the Marienplatz station and is also a short walk from many other attractions in the area (like the New Town Hall). Would recommend for a visit if you're in the area.
Ulet Natalius | Jun 16, 2018
The unmistakable symbol of Munich: the two "salt and pepper" church towers of Frauenkirche. It is officially called "Muenchner Dom" due to its status as the city cathedral, but nobody called it by this name. I came early, and noticed a black mark in the shape of a foot in one of the tiles. Ignoring it, I continued to look around at the pillars. Later I found out that the mark was the Devil's Footprints. Hmm.
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