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Asamkirche (St Johann Nepomuk-Kirche) *

Nearly as bizarre as baroque gets
An extraordinary church built between 1733 and 1746 and designed by the baroque/rococo team of brothers Egid Quirin and Cosmas Damian Asam, who combined their talents as sculptor/plasterer and architect/painter respectively. Possibly unlike any church you've seen, the Asamkirche is dark, heavy, compact, fluid and dense with decoration to the extent that the amount of visual information can be difficult to process. The effect is of two churches on top of each other, with cherubs pointing in all directions and a painted ceiling worth craning your neck for. You might consider atoning for your weekend 'sins' here.

Tags: Church

Sendlinger Straße 32
Munich, Germany 80331

+49 89/236 87989
Mon to Sun 9am—5.30pm


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