Munich Church of Our Lady

Munich Church of Our Lady


Munich landmark with "Welschen Hauben" (Welsh bonnets)

Munich’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) is the best-known landmark of the Bavarian capital and its characteristic towers make it visible from afar. Since 1821, the late Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, as the church is officially called, has been the official cathedral church of the Archbishop of Munich and Freising. The two towers with their so-called “Welsh bonnets” are particularly striking on the three-nave brick building. There is only a few centimetres of difference in height between the north and south towers and not – as a widespread legend has it – a whole metre. From the vantage point of the south tower, at a height of almost 99 metres, you have a unique view of Munich as well as the Alps.


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