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Frauenkirche Cathedral – Munich's highest cathedral, symbol of the city.
The construction of this Gothic cathedral is associated with the Wittelsbach family, who wanted to create a family crypt. The work began in 1468 and finished in 1525.
The construction was supervised by Jorg von Halspach, who built the magnificent brick cathedral in no time.
The cathedral was consecrated at the first stage of construction – in 1494. But only in 1525 the cathedral was crowned with domes of an unusual shape. The Frauenkirche became a model for subsequent temple buildings throughout Bavaria.
The rich interior of the cathedral was lost during the Second World War. The choir benches created by Erasmus Grasser at the beginning of the 16th century, the tomb of Ludwig IV of Bavaria, made of black marble, the altar of St. Andrew and paintings by Jan Polak have survived to this day.
At the time of the opening of the cathedral in it could fit about 20 thousand people, although the population of the city at that time was only 13 thousand people. Today the Frauenkirche can accommodate 4,000 parishioners, for whom benches have recently been installed.
The height of the cathedral – 99 meters. Local authorities in 2004 decided that no building in Munich should be higher than the cathedral. However, inside the cathedral does not look so colossal - 22 columns supporting the roof of the building reduce the space somewhat.
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