“Truth is not determined by a majority vote”

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The front of the Frauenkirche with its distinctive domes
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Braille model outside the Cathedral

The Frauenkirche or Church of Our Lady in Munich is a memorable part of the skyline. Her twin towers are unique in Western Europe with their onion-domes and remind me of beer steins. I know I’m not the first to make that connection.

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Exterior – Frauenkirche
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One of the elaborate doors into the cathedral
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Interior of Frauenkirche

Except for her domes, the Frauenkirche is rather plain as Gothic churches go. Her brick construction only took about 20 years to complete, finishing in the late 15th century. The church is huge though, with capacity for 20,000 people inside.

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Interior of Frauenkirche
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A stark but interesting art piece inside the church
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These two plaques commemorate Pope Benedict XVI, who was Archbishop of Munich & Freisberg
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Cenotaph for Emperor Louis XIV.
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Cenotaph for Emperor Louis XIV

Munich3_img12Toward the back of the church is an elaborate cenotaph for Emperor Louis XIV. The crypt below the altar contains the burial places for many former Archbishops and members of the Wittelsbach dynasty.

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Beautiful stained glass
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Beautiful stained glass
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Beautiful stained glass
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This window is behind the high altar
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You don’t see many cathedrals with a cuckoo clock inside.
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One of the many carvings inside the church
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Chapel in the crypt, under the main altar

Check back tomorrow to read about the time AN and I went to a beer hall.

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Reliefs to the side of the altar

 

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The organ and main aisle of Frauenkirche

Title quote: Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Joseph Ratzinger and Archbishop of Munich and Freising

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