St Michael in Berg am Laim

St. Michael in Berg am Laim is a church in Munich, southern Germany, built from 1738 to 1751 by Johann Michael Fischer as Court Church for Prince Archbishop Clemens August of Cologne, a son of the Bavarian Elector Maximinial Emmanuel. It was also served by a Brotherhood of St. Michael the Archangel. This Catholic church is one of the chief works of the Bavarian rococo period.


The elegant facade with its twin towers provides a strong vertical accent was designed as the terminal feature of a street to the inner city which was never built.

Large round-headed arches divide the interior of the church in different sections. The central space is decorated by pilasters and columns and the corners are rounded off by several niches. The stucco and frescoes were created by Johann Baptist Zimmermann in 1743, the altars were constructed by Johann Baptist Straub. The gilded figures on either side of the tabernacle are a contribution of Ignaz Günther.

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