Located on Frauenplatz square in the city centre, the Cathedral of Our Lady, known as Frauenkirche, is one of Munich's most famous landmarks.
Frauenkirche is a three-aisled lathe Gothic structure. No buildings higher than 100 metres are allowed to be built in the city centre. The two church towers are thus visible even from afar. The interor is divided by 22 octagonal pillars that are arranged in two rows of two. This simulates light-flooded rooms to the visitor, and also supports the arch. Guided tours take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 14.00 from May to September. Meeting point is under the organ loft. A fee of €6 is charged.
Frauenkirche is at the centre of many legends. The most probable story, however, is that Munich's population simpl kept growing, and a new organisation of churches became necessary, which is how the the church 'Of Our Lady' emerged in the north of the city in 1271. The domes were added in 1525.
In 1821, the church became a cathedral, which turned people's attention to its construction and appearance, with the consequence of several restructuring measures. The cathedral was severely damaged during World War Two, and was rebuilt afterwards. Further renovation took place between 1989 and 1994.
How to get there
Munich is well connected to the motorway network of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. You can get to the city on motorways A8, A9, A94, A95, A96 and A99. Numerous fee-based car parks are available at the city centre. From there, you can walk to Marienplatz, or take a tram. To avoid driving into the city centre, you can use one of the many P+R car parks.
Several coach lines stop at the Bavarian capital. From 'Hackerbrücke' coach station, you walk to the main train station via Arnulfstraße. From there, you can walk to Marienplatz, or take a tram.
Munich Airport is located outside of the city. Tram lines S1 and S8 go between the main railway station and the airport on a regular basis. Furthermore, the train station is connected to many surrounding towns and cities.
From the main railway station, you can take tram lines S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8, or subway lines U3 and U6 to the stop 'Marienplatz'.
From the main railway station, follow Bayerstraße to Karlsplatz (Stachus). Cross the road through the underground passage, then follow the road via Neuhauser Straße, and turn left at the fourth crossing, into Augustinerstraße, which leads you straight to Frauenkirche.