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St. Michael's Church, Munich

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#7 of 68 in Historic Sites in Munich
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Located in the heart of Munich's pedestrian area, St. Michael's Church is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps and features the second-largest vaulted ceiling in the world, after St. Peter's in Rome. The Jesuit church, built between 1583 and 1587, was conceived as a spiritual center for the Counter Reformation. Duke of Bavaria William V pulled down 87 houses in the center of Munich to bring this ambitious project to life. The building's style largely influenced Southern Germany's early Baroque architecture. Between the two entrances, look for one of the church's most famous monuments: the large bronze statue of the Archangel Michael fighting a demon. Inside, you'll be in awe of the barrel-vaulted roof, which spans more than 20 m (65 ft). Plan your St. Michael's Church visit and explore what else you can see and do in Munich using our Munich trip builder site.
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  • The vaulted ceiling is quite impressive. We visited 5 of Ludwig II castles so had to see his final resting place. 
    The vaulted ceiling is quite impressive. We visited 5 of Ludwig II castles so had to see his final resting place.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • I am mind blown by the artifacts and paintings. There’s always something to see. Mind blowing experience
  • Big and beautiful church. Tourist attraction. Church kept very clean.

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