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Why Visit Frauenkirche

An impressive calling card of Munich, the majestic Frauenkirche (the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady) has gorgeously dominated the Old Town for more than 5 centuries.

The breathtaking gothic cathedral is and will remain the highest building in Munich as the results of the referendum of 2004 forbid to build new edifices higher than the Frauenkirche.

From the ancient times, the cathedral has been shrouded in myths and legends. The most famous one is connected with the footprint of the Devil. It is believed that the architect of the Frauenkirche didn’t have enough money to finish his masterpiece and made a deal with the Devil who, in his turn, demanded to build a church without windows.

However, the smart architect designed the hall in such a way that two rows of mighty snow-white columns disguised high stained-glass windows which were impossible to see from the entrance.

The tricked devil became angry and stamped his foot, leaving a fiery footprint on the marble floor. The cathedral experienced severe damage during the airstrikes of World War II. The restoration was performed in several stages and was completely finished in 1994.

Today, the spacious inside of the cathedral is used for Catholic mass. The Frauenkirche is centrally located near Marienplatz.

It is easily recognized by its two almost 100-meter tall clock towers with onion domes. Those, wishing to see the spectacular view over Munich, can climb the stairs and enjoy the panoramas from the Frauenkirche viewing platform.

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