Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saint Peter's Kirche Munich

Photos taken from atop of the spire platform at Saint Peters in Central Munich.It was a very long climb-at least 15 flights-on narrow and old oak stairs-past ancient beams and dust-old bells and lots of graffiti, some hundreds of years old. Timing was very good as it looked like vast crowds trying to make their way up as we were heading down. Very cramped on top however and not the clearest of days but some good shots none the less. All for 1.50 Euro.

Here's the link to wikipedia's Saint Peter's Kirche site:,_M%C3%BCnchen

A demonstration was happening below
Nice view of the Glockenspiel
Warm enough to be eating outdoors
Not a model-the real thing

Bird's eye view of the ViktualienMarkt-the year around farmer's market. Here's the link-

Not the bones of Saint Munditia
A mere "side chapel"

Here's the wikipedia link to Saint Munditia-  Looks like I will have to make a return trip to see this as I missed it on this one. Looks amazing. Having the bones of saints and martyrs in glass cases on the alters of churches is not uncommon in Europe and the first time I noticed it was in Austria. I have not,however, seen anything quite as elaborate as Saint Munditia's.
A side alter

The main alter
Frescos are painted throughout.
Large very old oil paintings are everywhere too.

As you enter the Church

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