Asamkirche - Asam church


Asamkirche München Sendlinger Straße

The Asam church is located at the Sendlingerstraße, which is with its numerous shops one of the most popular shopping streets of Munich. Today it is one of  Munich's most important buildings from the era of the late Baroque. The Assam church was built in 1733-1746 by the brothers Asam. Special feature of the church is its original establishment as a private church and not, as a customary  behalf for the community. For the brothers Assam the construction was rather an expression of their glory to God than the behalf for the community. A protest of the population made it possible for public access of Asam church. 

Asamkirche München Sendlinger StraßeImpressive Ornaments in the Asam church

The lighting concept of just 22x8m interior is divided into three parts. The lowest range was  created for the people, and symbolizes the "suffering of the world" with its dark colors. The seating area of the Emperor is located in the second section and is decorated in blue and white colors. The higher rank with the elaborate ceiling paintings are a symbol of God. Another special feature of the Asam church is its orientation to the west rather than the east. During the Baroque period, it was also common for the cross opposite the pulpit particularly high to install, as an expression of submission to Jesus.







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Asamkirche / Asam church
Sendlinger Straße 32, 80331 München

Opening times


Admission charge

admission free

Approach to the Asam church

Public transport: 
U-Bahn, S-Bahn via Marienplatz or Sendlinger Tor

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Asamkirche München Sendlinger Straße
Asamkirche München Sendlinger Straße