Frauenkirche, the Munich monument
Just like any other medieval city, Munich has several monuments. Still the Frauenkirche with its two onion-dome spires surely is the most popular one. Probably you will know that the coat of arms of the city of Munich depicts a monk referring to the origins of Munich build on a cloister settlement. Therefore it is only natural for the Frauenkirche to dominate the city silhouette with its high twin spires. The city administration has decided not to permit higher buildings in the vicinity of the cathedral to warrant this monument will remain visible from afar. Of course, the late Gothic brick building didn’t always have this form. The present forms with its twin cupolas dates back to the 15th century. The interior design of the cathedral was altered several times throughout the 19th century. Today, after having been destroyed by air raids in World War II, it was restored to its simpler form. The last renovation of the interior design took place in 1994. If you want to visit this church be sure to take some time to visit the splendidly furnished chapels. The dukes of Wittelsbach are buried in the crypt.
Besides the Frauenkirche, the old city center of Munich has some other churches worth visiting. One of them is St. Peter from the 13th century, lovingly called „Old Peter“. This church is another monument of the city, and the oldest parochial church of the city on record. The low hill called Petersberg had accommodated a small church since the early Middle Age. This church was replaced later by a new, more splendid church. It had been totally destroyed in the war, but has been restored and reconstructed since. The churches Theatiner Kirche or St. Kajetan built in the style of Italian baroque also are worth seeing. Asamkirche on Sendlinger Strasse is a good example of the Rococo style and another gem of sacral art.