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Asamkirche (Church of St. Johann-Nepomuk)

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Address
Sendlingerstrasse 62, 80331 München
 
Hours

Daily from 9am - 5:30pm however entrance is closed during services.

 
Phone
+49 89 236 879 89
 
Price

Free

 
 
Transport
Bus 152 to St.-Jakobs-Platz (220yds)
Tram 27 Tram 16 Tram 17 Tram 18 U1 U2 U3 U6 Bus 152 to Sendlinger Tor (331yds)
Asamkirche Munich

The Asam Church, or the Church of St. Johann Nepomuk, is not one of Munich's oldest churches, but probably one of its most ornate. Built by the Asam brothers in 1733, it was originally intended to be used as their private church, but after complaints from the public, they were forced to open it up to everyone.

The church is a fine example of late baroque or rocco architecture. Above the entrance to the church stands St. Nepomuk, a 14th-century monk who was known to perform many noble and charitable deeds.

Inside the church are many frescoes and gilded statues and the ceiling is decorated by impressive gold trimmed paintings.

Beside the church is the original house of the Asam brothers. From this house, a view of the alter can be seen.

Particularly impressive is the way light has been used the design of the Church. The best time to appreciate it in this light is in the morning.

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The church is open every day, from 9am to 5:30pm however be aware that during services the doors remain closed.

 
 
 

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