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Built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers, sculptor Egid Quirin Asam, and painter Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings of the southern German Late Baroque. The church was built without an order, as a private chapel for the greater glory of God and for the salvation of the builders.

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St. Michael's Church Munich

St. Michael's Church Munich

0.42km from Asamkirche

Consecrated in 1597, it is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. The style of the building had an enormous influence on Southern German early Baroque architecture. The crypt contains among others the tombs of many members of the Wittelsbach dynasty.

Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche

0.49km from Asamkirche

Because of local height limits, the church towers of Frauenkirche are widely visible in Munich. City administration prohibits buildings with a height exceeding 99 m in the city, and as a result, no buildings may be built in the city over the aforementioned height. The south tower, which is normally open to those wishing to climb the stairs, will offer a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps after its current renovation is completed. Both the towers are approximately 99 meters in height.

Victuals Market (Viktualienmarkt)

A daily food market and a square in the center of Munich. It is a popular market for gourmets with an area covering 22,000 m2 (240,000 sq ft), 140 stalls and shops offer flowers, exotic fruit, game, poultry, spices, cheese, fish, juices and so on.

St. Peter's Church Munich

St. Peter's Church Munich

0.5km from Asamkirche

A Roman Catholic parish church in the inner city of Munich. Its 91-meter (299 ft) tower is commonly known as "Alter Peter" (Old Pete) and is emblematic of Munich. It is the oldest recorded parish church in Munich and presumably the originating point for the whole city.

Isar Gate

Isar Gate

0.91km from Asamkirche

One of four main gates of the medieval city wall, served as a fortification for the defence. It houses a humorous museum which is dedicated to the comedian and actor Karl Valentin.

Munich Residenz

Munich Residenz

1.04km from Asamkirche

The former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. It is the largest city palace in Germany and is open to visitors for its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex of buildings contains ten courtyards and displays 130 rooms.

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.

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