“Beyond the Heavens - Yes, you can visit on earth. Stop In!”
Whether you are a believer or not on your visit to Munich this is one attraction you might go straight from airport, train or bus. This is one of two Churches built by the Assam. brothers. The second Church was destroyed in the bombings as I understand this to be true. Yet, this one was not. Each brother built a Church and the new Church put up in place of the one destroyed is almost as opposite as you could want. Yin and Yang. Contemporary Beyond Baroque. I suggest you're visit be to the simpler church first, then visit this Church. The magnificence of the interior you will never tire of. I was speaking with someone tonight who said Rocco and my very first thought was of the Church in Munich and the Assam brothers.
I have not been there since 1997 15 years ago. I have not thought of the Church in years, but sometimes I will see something or the shade of blue in thr ceiling and memories of it are like a movie, one beautiful step across the street to this simple building, bright sun, opening the doors, the doors closing and Oh my, deep breath and you are truly amazed, shocked, giggle a little, it is a candy store of Architecture. You might want to take a step back and just take a moment to adjust your mind to start to remember it all. This is not an attraction, this is Beyond the Heavens. I have never seen nor will I again see a building this magnificent.
Rocco, yesterday it is, but to me it is Baroque Rocco And More
There are almost no words to describe the entry vestibule ceiling.
This review is being written from memokry, I have not been there since 1997 or thereabout. 15 years and yet the color blue in the ceiling I can see. The Angels, the dark columns twisted and if you stared long enough you think they move. I can see more and more of the church as I let my mind wander, and I remember exiting to the bright sun and then looking at the family residence. I should probably have learned more of their history than the v brief story, but The Experience on the first visit was so astonishing that as I was starting to say, stepping into the bright sunny day we had made tears come to your eyes. The history of the war and what was happening, horrible things that we can barely understand, and then there is this beautiful church. I have to say your mind twists like the columns and the entire world moves as you try to piece it together.
This is strictkly a vist if you love architecture, and if you particularly love churches, I do. This out of the many I have visited from England, France, Norway, Sweden, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, France, Denmark (castles) Scotland (some close seconds) etc, I would have to put this at the top of the list still 15 years later. And, should I happen to be in Munich again, it would be my first stop. Right from the airport. The size of the church also captures you and once we were there alone. A treat to just sit, and you keep finding new little treasures in the carvings, This is just beyond words for me.
One reason may be the simple exterior does not prepare you, most churches that are grand give you a hint from outside, this did not do that.'It was a let's pop in here. The church 15 years ago I do not remember it being on a list or guidebook, I think we did just as I wrote, pop in.
Though this Church does not get the attention as many others,do not be kept away, enter and be swept away. Angela
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