First Impressions of Munich – Theatinerkirche

Continuing on the theme of my first impressions as I explore Munich –

The Theatinerkirche finds itself on the Odeonsplatz and is probably one of the most important landmarks of the city. When I visited it, it was being renovated. However, inside it still remains quite impressive with its Italian-inspired Baroque architecture. The interiors have been

The church was founded by Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, as a gesture of thanks for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the Bavarian crown, Prince Max Emanuel, in 1662. It also contains tombs of the Wittelsbach royals, including the founders themselves.

The high-set windows and the elaborate designs along the pillars high above lend the church a very lofty, elegant character. (Sep. 2014)

The high-set windows and the elaborate designs along the pillars high above lend the church a very lofty, elegant character. (Sep. 2014)

 

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