Michaelskirche

Michaelskirche, Munich

Michaelskirche
4.5
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08:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Sunday
07:00 - 22:15
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  • Karlsplatz (Stachus) • 5 min walk
  • Marienplatz • 6 min walk
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JessH
London, UK90 contributions
Feb 2022
Beautiful church located in Munich southern Germany, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. From the exterior, you can not tell that it is a church, but once inside it is beautiful. The facade is impressive and amazing details. If in the area, visit the church and place a donation in.
Written 14 March 2022
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand18,227 contributions
Dec 2019
It was hard to tell that the building was a church because of its front. It was quite different from other churches but did look quite different from the other places in the area. It is located between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz.
The multiple statues and golden writing was quite eye-catching. There is also quite a nice statue of St. Michael by the entrances of the church. The inside is similar to other churches in that it has very high ceilings. The designs of the ceilings inside here is quite nice, as are the walls and myriad of murals.
The golden altar at the end of the church was huge and very nice. There is a mural in the middle and it almost reaches the roof of the church. There is a crucifix with our lady at the base by the entrance to the altar area. It is a really nice church which was free to go in.
Written 6 April 2020
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Colby S
Irvine, CA1,030 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful church that represents a transition between the Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles. It is apparently the largest Renaissance church north of the alps and was consecrated in 1597 after fourteen years of construction. There are enormous vaulted ceilings and grand sculpture work throughout that really bring the space to life. Even though it was heavily damaged along with the rest of Munich in the wake of World War II, the people who restored it did a good job of bringing the church back to what it looked like in its prime and is one of many places visitors should see when visiting the city.
Written 29 December 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
Dec 2019
One of the interesting churches you can visit in the Old Town of Munich is the 16th-century Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church) situated along Neuhauser Straße.

This is the largest Renaissance churches north of the Alps. Constructed by the Jesuits, the church features an attractive facade, with niches filled with statues of various members of the Wittelsbach family. You'll also see an impressive sculpture of St. Michael's just above the door. These are worth enjoying for a few minutes prior to entering the church.

Within St. Michael's you'll find a large barrel vault style nave, the second largest in the world behing St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Styled in the manner of the counter-reformation movement, there are numerous statues of angels embedded into the upper walls, a delightful high altar and other interesting side chapels.

Spend a few minutes enjoying the monument to Eugene de Beauharnais and consider a quick visit to the underground Royal Crypt (€2 per person) to see the decorative tombs of the Wittlesbach family, including those of King Ludwig II and Maximilian I.

You can easily spend 20-25 minutes viewing the interior and Royal Crypt at Michaelskirche. The church is very near to others such as Frauenkirche and Bürgersaalkirche which can be conveniently combined with stops at these famous and important churches in the Old Town.
Written 16 December 2019
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marminiac
Glasgow, UK265 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful church right on the main street and in itself is a great visit. very ornate and huge inside.
However, do not pass on visiting the crypt - its only 2 euro and contains the sarcophagus of the kings, queens, princes and princesses or Bavaria from 17 century onward!
Elsewhere these would not be on public views and some of the tombs are incredible.
Written 16 December 2019
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aneela-michael
414 contributions
Oct 2019
munich downtown is engulfed with several beautiful churches where architecture is a landmark. michael church is simply beautiful.
Written 28 October 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The inside and the front facade of this church could not be more different. From the outside, this looks like an overly decorated building, the front covered with statues in red niches, with each layer separated by inscriptions in large gold letters. Move inside and your impression is transformed by how light and clean everything seems. The decor is predominantly white but with lots of subtle, fine details and then broken up by the glorious gold of the altar screen, the pulpit and the gilt picture frames. A lovely church full of surprises.
Written 10 October 2019
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,628 contributions
Oct 2019
Built in the late 16th century by the Jesuits, it was a monument to the Counter-Reformation. Later the church fell into the hands of the Wittelsbach family, and a number of members of the royal house are buried in it. The lines of the church are very clean, and it makes an airy impression. Some of the decoration is Baroque. All in all a very attractive building.
Written 8 October 2019
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Robert C
Darien, IL87 contributions
Aug 2019
There can be a genuine church crawl in downtown Munich off of the Marien Platz, and St. Michael's, the Jesuit church, is a beauty to behold - it is so spacious you think you are in realm of heavenly beauty. In the basement is the burial spot of Ludwig II.
Written 28 September 2019
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Tlea126
Laramie, WY48 contributions
Sep 2019
Amazing church with just a splash of colour. All the fine detailing that went into this Beautiful church and left with a small amount of colour splash makes this a must see. A treasure on its own.
Written 26 September 2019
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Michaelskirche is open:
  • Sun - Sun 07:00 - 22:15
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 - 19:00
  • Tue - Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
  • Sat - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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