Europe is known for its beautiful architecture and rich history. And one of the best examples of both comes in the form of churches. Europe is full of gorgeous churches of every shape and style imaginable. This is the premise behind our blog mini-series “Famous Churches of Europe.” Each blog in this series will highlight the most famous – and stunningly beautiful – churches of a certain city.
Previously, we have looked at Florence, Italy. This week’s focus: Munich, Germany
Famous Churches in Munich
The Kirche St. Peter (Church of St. Peter)
Known affectionately to the locals as Alter Peter (“Old Peter”), the Church of St. Peter is one of Munich’s greatest landmarks and the oldest parish church in the city. The church stands on a hill called Petersbergl overlooking the city and offers a beautiful, panoramic view of Munich…if you are willing to climb the 299 steps and pay a small entrance fee for the observation deck. Trust us; it is well worth the effort and extra money.
- Summer Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.
- Winter Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
The Frauenkirche (Full name: Dom zu unserer Lieben Frau or Cathedral Church of Our Lady)
Located in Munich’s Old Town, the Cathedral Church of Our Lady was built in 1469 and has remained an unmistakable landmark ever since. Constructed from red brick in the late Gothic style, it is interesting to note that the cathedral’s two towers are not actually the same height. The north tower is 98.57 meters tall (323.4 feet) while the south tower is only 98.45 meters (323.0 feet). Still, despite its slightly shorter stature, the Frauenkirche’s south tower offers visitors a beautiful view of the city and the Alps.
The cathedral can hold approximately 20,000 people.
- Hours: Monday through Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday: 7:00am to 7:00 pm. Thursday: 7:00 am to 8:30 pm. Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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