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Any review of the architecture of Munich would be incomplete without mentioning Munich Frauenkirche, Blutenburg Castle, Maximilianeum, Glyptothek, New St. John Church and many others. The virtual flight over these monuments in HD (the video is on the left), the photo galleries of Munich, and the most interesting facts about every sight – we have carefully prepared lots of useful information for you. The overview architecture map of Munich at the bottom of the page will help you not to get lost in your sightseeing routes of Munich. So, let’s go!

Munich Frauenkirche, Munich

» Frauenkirche is the highest cathedral in Munich, which became the symbol of the city.
» Frauenkirche is the cathedral of the Catholic archdiocese of Munich.
» Construction of the cathedral in the Gothic style has begun in 1468 and was completed only in 1525.
» At the time of completion the cathedral could accommodate up to 20,000 worshipers, while the population of Munich was only 13,000 people. In our time, the cathedral can accommodate about 4,000 people.
» The height of the cathedral is 99 meters. After referendum held in 2004, it was temporarily forbidden to construct buildings higher than Frauenkirche, i.e. above 100 meters, in Munich.
» South Tower of the cathedral is open to visitors. There you can climb the stairs and enjoy the unique view of Munich.

Blutenburg Castle, Munich

» The Blutenburg Castle is the former hunting lodge in Munich.
» Now the castle houses the Munich International Youth Library.
» The original manor on the site of the Blutenburg Castle has been built in the 13th century, but later it was rebuilt by future Duke Albrecht III.
» The son of Albrecht, Sigismund III, made this castle his residence, where his command was diluted with peacocks and other birds. Sigismund expanded the castle, having completed a chapel in the Gothic style.
» Previously the Blutenburg Castle was connected with the Nymphenburg Palace by the alley providing clearly seen corridor. Since the middle of the 20th century it was overgrown with trees, so there is no direct line of sight, but it’s planned to restore it.

Maximilianeum, Munich

» Maximilianeum is the historic building, where Maximilianeum Fund for gifted students from Bavaria is operating.
» Construction of the building began in 1857 on the order of the King of Bavaria Maximilian II, and ended only in 1874.
» Originally the building was constructed in neo-Gothic style, but later it was complemented with many elements in Renaissance style.
» Interior is adorned with murals by such renowned artists as Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Foltz and Kaulbach.
» Since 1949, the Bavarian Parliament meets in front of Maximilianeum.

Glyptothek, Munich

» Glyptotek is the museum that houses a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures.
»  The museum is designed in classical Greek-Italian style.
» Thirteen rooms of rectangular, square and round shapes surround a courtyard of Glyptothek; the central part of the building dominates above the halls.
» External walls of the building are decorated with sculptures in the niches. Sculptures depict mythical and historical heroes associated with arts.
» Collection of sculptures, mosaics and reliefs in Glyptothek covers the period from the Archaic (c. 650 BC) to late Roman (c. 400 BC).

New St. John Church, Munich

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Facts: » The New St. John Church is the Roman Catholic church in Munich Haidhausen.
» The church is designed by the architect Matthias Berger in Gothic Revival style.
» The West tower is 97 meters high that makes it the third highest church in Munich.
» In 1945, the church was severely damaged due to military attacks on Munich. After the war it was restored, and the church tower was equipped with a new steeple.
» The belfry of the church has 6 bells. The largest bell rings on Fridays at 3 pm to commemorate the death of Christ.

St. Luke Church, Munich

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Facts: » The St. Luke Church is the largest and the only well-preserved Protestant Church in Munich.
» The building was constructed in 1893-1896 by the architect Albert Schmidt and consecrated in honor of St. Luke, the Christian saint revered as the author of one of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.
» The St. Luke Church has numerous Romanesque features and has clear Rhine Gothic elements.
» East facade of the church has two towers, and the western part features the dome installed at 64 m.
» The temple there has the pipe organ of 1932.
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