Frauenkirche
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This 15th-century cathedral is most famous for its domed towers.
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  • Marienplatz • 3 min walk
  • Odeonsplatz • 7 min walk
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  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,051 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Stained Glass
    This is a relatively plainly decorated church but the stained glass is beautiful. It is worth walking around the inside to see the stained glass windows. Entry is free and it won't take more than 15-20 minutes too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • CPaM68
    Texas679 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gothic church dating from the 15th century
    Our trip took us to Munich between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we visited the Marienplatz to tour the Christmas Markets and see the glockenspiel. Although we didn’t initially plan to visit the Frauenkirche, the twin towers dominating the skyline, drew us to the church like a magnet. And of course the fact that we love touring old churches and cathedrals in Europe helped entice us to stop for a quick visit. The Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady) serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and is considered a landmark symbol of the Bavarian capital. The church's history dates back to the 12th century while the Gothic building you see today was originally constructed in the 15th century. Because of local height limits for buildings, the church towers, which are 323 feet tall, are widely visible. You can normally travel up the south tower, which has a spiral staircase and an elevator. When we visited, it was closed for repair, but it reportedly offers a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps. The beautiful interior includes a tall and narrow nave, ceiling vaults, and some nice stained glass windows. The nave is 357 feet long, 131 feet wide, and 121 feet high and was built to originally accommodate 20,000 standing people. Highlights inside the church include the Wittelsbach Monument, the bishop's crypt, and the so-called "Devil's Footstep." You can easily get to the Frauenkirche from anywhere in Munich by taking any S-Bahn train (lines S1 to S8) from the Munich central station or take the U-Bahn (lines U3 or U6). (PaM)
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 February 2024
  • allatseaSouthampton
    217 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick and easy
    Visited the church one morning, but there was a service underway so couldn’t get to the tower and had to return later. The church is impressive and worth a look around. The tower is accessible by a few dozen steps of a spiral staircase, and then a lift. It’s an enclosed (rather than open-air) viewing platform, with information boards describing the various sights. It was very hot during my visit, even though it was only March, so imagine it must get worse in the summer, unless they have some sort of cooling for the warmer months.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Munich Cathedral
    Worth a visit to see how they've rebuilt much of Munich following World War II as well as the chance to climb the tower and be treated to great views of Munich. Entrance to the church is free. The towers have a fee, and you'll have to climb the first 100 steps via a traditional corkscrew staircase, so be in shape and ready to move - otherwise don't bother as it's simply not for those with knee problems or fitness issues as the stairs at the beginning are the only up and down to the first landing. At that landing though, you then take a lift to the top for amazing views of the city. Worth it.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2024
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muttibey
Izmir, Türkiye3,581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It is one of those cathedrals that you@must see when you are on Munich. Make sure that you don’t go there during praying. Respect the moment. Otherwise both architectural and spiritual wise it is amazing.
Written 14 May 2024
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,197 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
From the outside, the church is very impressive and can be seen from most of the center. However, there is nothing interesting inside and the sensation is not worth it.
Written 7 May 2024
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Worth a visit to see how they've rebuilt much of Munich following World War II as well as the chance to climb the tower and be treated to great views of Munich. Entrance to the church is free. The towers have a fee, and you'll have to climb the first 100 steps via a traditional corkscrew staircase, so be in shape and ready to move - otherwise don't bother as it's simply not for those with knee problems or fitness issues as the stairs at the beginning are the only up and down to the first landing. At that landing though, you then take a lift to the top for amazing views of the city. Worth it.
Written 14 April 2024
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Travel with Sean
Madison, WI536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Frauenkirche's interior features a vast, unobstructed hall, devoid of side aisles, creating a unique and awe-inspiring space. The cathedral received some damage during World War II, but survived, and the cathedral underwent extensive restoration efforts after the war.
Written 4 April 2024
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allatseaSouthampton
southampton217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Visited the church one morning, but there was a service underway so couldn’t get to the tower and had to return later. The church is impressive and worth a look around. The tower is accessible by a few dozen steps of a spiral staircase, and then a lift. It’s an enclosed (rather than open-air) viewing platform, with information boards describing the various sights. It was very hot during my visit, even though it was only March, so imagine it must get worse in the summer, unless they have some sort of cooling for the warmer months.
Written 3 April 2024
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CPaM68
Texas679 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Our trip took us to Munich between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we visited the Marienplatz to tour the Christmas Markets and see the glockenspiel. Although we didn’t initially plan to visit the Frauenkirche, the twin towers dominating the skyline, drew us to the church like a magnet. And of course the fact that we love touring old churches and cathedrals in Europe helped entice us to stop for a quick visit. The Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady) serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and is considered a landmark symbol of the Bavarian capital. The church's history dates back to the 12th century while the Gothic building you see today was originally constructed in the 15th century. Because of local height limits for buildings, the church towers, which are 323 feet tall, are widely visible. You can normally travel up the south tower, which has a spiral staircase and an elevator. When we visited, it was closed for repair, but it reportedly offers a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps. The beautiful interior includes a tall and narrow nave, ceiling vaults, and some nice stained glass windows. The nave is 357 feet long, 131 feet wide, and 121 feet high and was built to originally accommodate 20,000 standing people. Highlights inside the church include the Wittelsbach Monument, the bishop's crypt, and the so-called "Devil's Footstep." You can easily get to the Frauenkirche from anywhere in Munich by taking any S-Bahn train (lines S1 to S8) from the Munich central station or take the U-Bahn (lines U3 or U6). (PaM)
Written 5 February 2024
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Berke Ayrancıoğlu
Graz, Austria611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
A cathedral in Altstadt Munich, known for its domes. Although damaged during the Second World War, restored nicely. The domes has become a landmark for Munich, I would suggest a visit.
Written 13 January 2024
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Evelyn R
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The exterior and silhouette of that huge cathedral are world famous. It's definitely worth a visit, even though the interior is post WW II.
Written 2 December 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We wanted to visit this nice Gothic Church (from 1352-61) in the Main Square, but unfortunatelly it was closed, under renovation. So we couldn’t see the richly decorated lobby and the famous Gothic Altar. We should come back in the future!
Written 3 October 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,051 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is a relatively plainly decorated church but the stained glass is beautiful. It is worth walking around the inside to see the stained glass windows. Entry is free and it won't take more than 15-20 minutes too.
Written 16 September 2023
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