Asamkirche
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  • Sendlinger Tor • 4 min walk
  • Marienplatz • 7 min walk
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  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida15,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Tips About the Asam Church
    Our favorite church in Munich is not hard to find. There is an “awe” factor when you first see it. Located on Sendinger Street, it is not far from the central point of Marienplatz. Built in the mid 18th century by two brothers, it was originally a chapel and a place for young people to have confession. There are seven confessionals in this 30-foot-wide space. Baroque architecture dominates. Egid the sculptor and Cosmas the painter spent 13 years constructing this personal chapel to impress visitors. Two homes were destroyed to fulfill their dreams. The church does blend in with the other buildings and you could actually walk by and not notice it. Today, it is open to the public except when service is going on. Well worth the time to see this marvelous “free” church in Munich. If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please press “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia34,338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Rococo masterpiece.
    This small church is hidden on the Sendligerstrasse, almost not standing out against the background of the surrounding houses. This happened due to the fact that the Azam brothers bought only a small plot for the construction of their private church.Not bound by any restrictions of the customer or the church clergy, the brothers did what they considered right and beautiful. On a narrow rectangle of 8 by 22 meters, the height of a 2-storey house, they created a genuine Rococo masterpiece. Going inside, it seems that the space is even smaller due to the excessive amount of stucco and ornament. The eyes have nothing to rest on because there is no unoccupied, empty space at all. However, the apparent eclecticism is deceptive. The space of the church is divided vertically into three parts, the brightness of which increases from the bottom up. The lower section containing benches for visitors is relatively dark and symbolizes the suffering of the world. The second section located above it is painted in white and bluish colors and is intended for the Bavarian Elector Karl Albrecht. The upper section with ceiling paintings with indirect and hidden lighting is dedicated to God and eternity.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Haifa A
    Fort Myers, Florida75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous
    I ended up with an extra day in Munich due to weather. We had planned on going g to this sight but we also ended in Munich a day late. This was a short stroll from hotel bi highly recommend as the inside of the cathedral is exquisite. Not to miss.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 December 2023
  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, Wisconsin536 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Church Built between Two Remodeled Houses
    In the 18th Century, the Asam brothers built a church between a couple houses they remodeled, all very beautifully designed with intricate details. The fresco on the ceiling was painted by one of the Asam brothers and is called "Life of Saint Nepomuk" (to whom the church is dedicated). The Asam brothers studied under Bernini in Rome, a leading architect and sculptor of the 17th Century. The high altar is framed by four spiral columns which are a reference to the four Bernini columns over the grave of St. Peter in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
  • David B
    El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small highly decorated Baroque church
    This is a spectacular small baroque church in central Munich. Every inch of the Church is covered with decoration by the brothers Asam, who lived in the late 18th Century. Next door to the church is the Asam House with a baroque façade which is also worth seeing. Entrance is free.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2024
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This little gem of a church is wedged between run of the mill American chain stores close to Marienplatz. You can’t go in past the gated wall, but you can get a sense of the elaborate and ornate interior, though it is fairly dark. Certainly worth a peek if you are in the area.
Written 2 May 2022
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8636travel
Barboursville, WV208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We took a side trip to see this church, and thank goodness we did! This is probably the most stunning church I have been in for a long time (Venice has the most amazing church in my opinion). It is overwhelming the amount of details, artwork, sculptures and attention to details in this church. Read the history behind it online. It is an interesting story! The best surprise in Munich!
Written 5 July 2022
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL15,437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Our favorite church in Munich is not hard to find. There is an “awe” factor when you first see it. Located on Sendinger Street, it is not far from the central point of Marienplatz. Built in the mid 18th century by two brothers, it was originally a chapel and a place for young people to have confession. There are seven confessionals in this 30-foot-wide space.

Baroque architecture dominates. Egid the sculptor and Cosmas the painter spent 13 years constructing this personal chapel to impress visitors. Two homes were destroyed to fulfill their dreams. The church does blend in with the other buildings and you could actually walk by and not notice it. Today, it is open to the public except when service is going on. Well worth the time to see this marvelous “free” church in Munich.

If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please press “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
Written 3 August 2023
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Connie M
Warrington, PA157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The is a very small church- it was built as a private church for a family- but is astoundingly ornate. Every inch is decorated. It is truly overwhelming. It's located on a major pedestrian shopping street so to find this in the middle of Lululemon, Timberland, North Face etc. is mind-bending.
Written 17 January 2020
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Chris L
Albuquerque, NM1,522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Can you say Baroque??? It's just filled to the gills with lotsa art! Yes, it's a bit much, but these guys were in the business of outfitting church buildings so they had all their work in display.
The Rick Steves Munich Walking Tour gives a good presentation on this building. The brothers Assam lived right next door!
Written 17 December 2021
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,420 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Asamkirche is a church dedicated to St. John Nepomuk, that was built during the 18th century. It is in Baroque style brought to the extreme, and they say is best seen by candlelight. I saw it during the day, with the little daylight from the small windows: it is almost too much ornate to bear it, it's almost sickening.
Written 11 November 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This small church is hidden on the Sendligerstrasse, almost not standing out against the background of the surrounding houses. This happened due to the fact that the Azam brothers bought only a small plot for the construction of their private church.Not bound by any restrictions of the customer or the church clergy, the brothers did what they considered right and beautiful. On a narrow rectangle of 8 by 22 meters, the height of a 2-storey house, they created a genuine Rococo masterpiece. Going inside, it seems that the space is even smaller due to the excessive amount of stucco and ornament. The eyes have nothing to rest on because there is no unoccupied, empty space at all. However, the apparent eclecticism is deceptive. The space of the church is divided vertically into three parts, the brightness of which increases from the bottom up. The lower section containing benches for visitors is relatively dark and symbolizes the suffering of the world. The second section located above it is painted in white and bluish colors and is intended for the Bavarian Elector Karl Albrecht. The upper section with ceiling paintings with indirect and hidden lighting is dedicated to God and eternity.
Written 5 November 2023
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Lee
Houston, TX27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Imagine if you took a huge cathedral and squished all of its beautiful artwork and architecture into a compact space. The organist was playing that day and got a chance to sit and try to take in the sensory overload. Pictures help but being there gives a different feeling. I think they use smokeless candles which was a first. Probably to preserve the interior from the smoke
Written 5 January 2023
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Paul S
San Diego, California506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The church is roughly 9 meters wide by 28 long. The pews are in the center with aisles along the long walls. Walls and ceiling are richly decorated with sculptures, frescoes and architectural details. There is a lot to see. Free. Worth a visit.
Written 27 August 2021
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Located on a main street in Munich, this church sticks out from its surroundings because of the dazzling nature of its Baroque architecture. But the outside is not the real treat. The interior, while only 30 feet wide, is a tour de force of Baroque decoration. It is filled with expansive spaces of ornament, large decorative schemes, a false dome that looks like a real dome, marble columns that aren't made of marble, and three-dimensional sculptures that are actually paintings. Go, and have a good time marveling.
Written 21 July 2023
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