Frauenkirche

Located to the east of Marienplatz, Frauenkirche is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Freising and Munich. The church towers can be easily seen due to the neighboring height limits. One can climb the south tower to get a breathtaking view of Munich and the close by Alps. Frauenkirche was build out of red brick, in the late Gothic style, in a time span of 20 years. It is built in a very simple way, without rich Gothic décor. The red brick building with round chapel wreath is 40 meters wide, 109 meters long, and 37 meters high.
The cathedral can accommodate around 20, 000 people, with catholic services being held on a regular basis. It is one of the largest hall churches that one can come across in southern Germany, and the interior of the cathedral has three naves of the same height. The arches were crafted by Heinrich von Straubing. Though most of the interiors got destroyed during WWII, an attraction that is still to be found is the Devil’s Footstep, or the Teufelsschritt, at the entrance. This is a black mark which looks like a footprint with a hooked tail at its heel, which, it is believed, is the place where the devil was standing as he mocked the windowless church made by Halsbahc.

Located to the east of Marienplatz, Frauenkirche is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Freising and Munich. The church towers can be easily seen due to the neighboring height limits. One can climb the south tower to get a breathtaking view of Munich and the close by Alps.

Munich Frauenkirche

Munich Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche was build out of red brick, in the late Gothic style, in a time span of 20 years. It is built in a very simple way, without rich Gothic décor. The red brick building with round chapel wreath is 40 meters wide, 109 meters long, and 37 meters high.

The cathedral can accommodate around 20, 000 people, with catholic services being held on a regular basis. It is one of the largest hall churches that one can come across in southern Germany, and the interior of the cathedral has three naves of the same height. The arches were crafted by Heinrich von Straubing.

Though most of the interiors got destroyed during WWII, an attraction that is still to be found is the Devil’s Footstep, or the Teufelsschritt, at the entrance. This is a black mark which looks like a footprint with a hooked tail at its heel, which, it is believed, is the place where the devil was standing as he mocked the windowless church made by Halsbahc.

Munich Frauenkirche

Munich Frauenkirche

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