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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Michaelskirche is a church with a Renaissance facade with statues of the Wittelsbach dynasty, in the form of a family tree. This facade, totally different from that of other churches in Munich, is...
Michaelskirche is a church with a Renaissance facade with statues of the Wittelsbach dynasty, in the form of a family tree. This facade, totally different from that of other churches in Munich, is... more »
Great for prayer or Mass or just to admire the wonderful altar and construction of this lovely church. Right in Munich Old Town area.
Great for prayer or Mass or just to admire the wonderful altar and construction of this lovely church. Right in Munich Old Town area. more »
I visited inside the church on Christmas Eve on December 24, 2022, it was a nice atmosphere, and they let the door open for all visitors. I found that almost all humans need God to strengthen their souls.
Largest Renaissance Jesuitical church with lots of sculptures and paintings. A St.Micheal statue with a well for holy water welcomes you at the entrance and then you walk through history of architecture until you reach a burial place for royal Bavarian family under the church with entrance of 2 euros.
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