ASSAM CHURCH - built between 1733 and 1746, and officially known as the “Church of Saint Johann Nepomuk,” this church is more colloquially known as the “Assam Church” after brothers who built it, Egid and Cosmas Assam.
BURGERSAALKIRCHE (“Citizen’s Hall) - Originally constructed between 1709 and 1710 as a meeting hall for the Marien Men (Jesuits) congregation “Annunciation,” it was not consecrated as a church until nearly 70 years later (1778). Among Munich’s churches, this is considered unique because it is a two-story edifice. The windowless lower floor became a church hall, while the upper level became a spectacular Bavarian Rococo church.
LUDWIGKIRCHE (Ludwig’s Church) - Officially known as the “University Church of Louis,” this neo-Romanesque edifice was constructed between 1829 and 1844. In addition to its grand twin towers, the church is home to the second largest altar fresco (“The Last Judgement”) in the world (measuring 62 feet by 38 feet). The towers’ bells were named after the patron saints of King Ludwig’s family.
ST.LUKES CHURCH -Constructed along the banks of the Isar river and known as the largest Evangelical (Protestant) Church in Munich, St. Lukes was built between 1893 and 1896. It is also Munich’s only preserved Lutheran church . As such, locals know it as “The Cathedral of the Munich Protestants.” However, unlike other cathedrals, this one was NOT the seat of a bishop.
Throughout our travels over the past four years, we have seen some beautiful churches of various denominations and have learned a great deal about the communities they have served. Those of Munich maintained our enthusiasm for these visits. We sincerely hope that if any of our followers get the chance to travel that each and everyone consider experience any religious edifice that they happen to find open, regardless of the denomination. You will NOT be disappointed.