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.
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.
Toward 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.
Check back tomorrow to read about the time AN and I went to a beer hall.
Title quote: Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Joseph Ratzinger and Archbishop of Munich and Freising