The Gothic Cathedral and parish church "To Our Lady" from the 15th century is and remains the unmistakable landmark of the city of Munich. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Munich and Freising. The nave is 109 meters long, 40 meters wide and 37 meters high and can accommodate about 20,000 people. The almost 100-meter-high towers with the so-called "Welschen Hauben" (which were only put on in 1525) are reminiscent of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.The interior of the church is rather simple.Highlights include the footprint in the entrance hall of the Frauenkirche Devil's Struggle is called (here the devil himself must have confessed, because he has bet with builder Jörg von Halspach for his soul) and the Scheingrab Ludwig IV the Bavarian.
May 20, 2019
The episcopal church owes its name "Cathedral to Our Lady in Munich" to its patron, the Mother of God Maria. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Munich and Freising. The more than 500-year-old brick building was built from 1468 to 1488 by the architect and architect Jörg von Halspach. The nave is 109 meters long, 40 meters wide and 37 meters high and is said to accommodate 20,000 people. The almost 100 meter high towers with the so-called "Welschen Hauben" (which were only put on in 1525) are based on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.From the south tower of the Frauenkirche you have a magnificent view over the city. For since a referendum in 2004 no buildings may be built in the Munich city, which are higher than the Frauenkirche. At the moment, however, one has to be patient until the South Tower is reopened for maintenance work. To enjoy the view, the first steps are usually via a narrow staircase. The rest you drive comfortably with the elevator and listen to the stories of the elevator attendant. Once at the top, you can not only see the tower's seven huge bells up close, but also let your gaze wander across the city to the Alps. Three other bells hang in the north tower, in which also the medieval Tretrad from the construction time is. Contrary to the widespread claim that the North Tower would be one meter higher than the South Tower due to a construction error, the two towers of the Frauenkirche (98.57 meters and 98.45 meters) are almost the same height. Incidentally, the characteristic "Welschen Hauben" on the two towers were set up only 36 years after the completion of the church, since initially no money was there and the master builder Jörg von Halspach died.
May 30, 2019
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