Probably no visitor to the old town of Munich can overlook the bright yellow monument on Odeonsplatz. The history of the Theatinerkirche began with the bride's election of the Elector Maximilian I of Bavaria for his son Ferdinand Maria. Henriette Adelheid of Savoy from Turin, Italy was considered to be very pretty, was Catholic and spoke German, which was important to the Bavarian royal family. The 1650 closed connection of the two then only 14 years remained childless for a long time and the yearning for a crown prince was great.
So great that Henriette Adelheid made a vow to have the "most beautiful and largest" church built as thanks for the birth of a son ...
Source and further information: denkmalschutz.de/denkmal/theatinerkirche-st-kajetan.html
January 12, 2019
The Catholic Church of St. Kajetan and Adelheid in Munich, called Theatinerkirche, was court and monastery church of the Theatine order until 1801, from 1839 court and collegiate monastery and has been cared for by the Dominican order since 1954. It is the first church in old Bavaria to be built in the style of the Italian high baroque. The church building at Theatinerstraße 22 is located in the northeast of the Kreuzviertel by the Feldherrnhalle and is now part of the Odeonsplatz ensemble. An important model building was the mother church of the Theatine order Sant’Andrea della Valle in Rome.
September 4, 2019
Have you ever been to the Theatine Church? Impressive from the outside and often photographed on the historic Odeonsplatz. But go in there too! Would you have thought it was snow white inside? Take a look at the nave including the black "ebony pulpit" - it's worth it!
June 6, 2020
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