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Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady

View of Munich

One of the key landmarks in Munich, the Frauenkirche Cathedral is one not to be missed. The towers of the cathedral stand tall over the city, and can be seen from a great distance around. There are many interesting sights to be seen within the cathedral, including the devil's footprint, the relics of St. Benno, the historic clock and the crypt.

Over the years the cathedral has undergone a number of modifications. The two onion-domed towers that are now such a landmark, and that differ in height by just 12 centimetres, were added at a later date after the cathedral’s construction. Today, the church has seating for a congregation of 20,000 and hosts many concerts and organ recitals due to its beautiful acoustics and striking interior. At the entrance to the cathedral is the famous Devil’s Footprint (Teufelstritt), a curious imprint in the floor which is steeped in myth as to its origin.

The very best vista of both the city of Munich and even the Alps can be enjoyed from the top of the south tower which is open from April to October from Monday to Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Cathedral opening times: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays it closes at 6 p.m. On Thursdays it is open until 8.30 p.m.

If you would like to attend a concert in the cathedral or would like further information about guided tours, please contact our concierge team on +49 89 2125 2110 or at concierge.vierjahreszeiten@kempinski.com.

Image Copyright: Tourismusamt München Christl Reiter and B Geiges