By the Odeonsplatz you'll run into an enormous yellow church known as Theatinerkirche. Unfortunately because of the bombing of WWII it is not original but it is built to its 17th century design. You'll definately want to walk past it and get your picture, but don't bother going in. The interior is plain and white and there are much more interesting churches (from the inside) in Munich (such as Asamkirche).
We never had time to go in, but this wonderfully warm, yellow church, also known as St Catejan, charmed me. Modelled on a roman church in the 17th century, it is at its most beautiful when seen in sunshine from the top of one of the other churches in the city.
Opposite the Hofgarten you will see the Theatinerkirche and the Feldherrnhalle (Commander's Hall). The Theatinerkirche (which is officially called the St. Kajetankirche) was donated to the Theatiner monks in 1662. Inside you will find the family crypt with sarcophaguses of several Bavarian electoral princes and kings.
This Italian Baroque church came about because its founder, Princess Henriette Adelaide was a native of Turin, Italy and didn't think that Bavarian architects were up to snuff. So, she had a guy from Bologna named Agostino Barelli do the job.
In my assessment, he did a decent job. The interior is striking only in that it is so darn white!! Everywhere you look, it's white! And, as you can tell from the picture, the outside is boldly yellow, another hint of Italian roots.
Theatinerkirche or St. Kajetan is the beautiful yellow baroque church at Odeonsplatz. It was built to look a bit like the churches of Rome or Venice that's why it is one of the most beautiful churches in Munich. The inside with the big dome is worth a look as well!
The architecture of this fine baroque church dates back to two Italians, Barelli and Zuccalli in the 17th century. Its Mediterranean appearance and yellow coloring is a spectacular site. Open daily 9am-7pm
The Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan was built in 1663-75 by Barelli, who used the St. Andrea della Valle iN Rome as the model. The dome and two towers and the center section of the façade were added later. The church contains the Fürstengruft (Prince’s Tomb), the burial place for many important members of the Wittelsbach family.
Basilica in Italianate High Baroque which had a major influence on Southern German baroque architecture. Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, wife of Elector Ferdinand Maria, let this church built by architect Zucalli.
This picture features the Theaterinerkirche, which is the most distinctive building in this part of town. It's at the bottom of Ludwigstrasse which takes you up to the bohemian part of Munich called Schwabing
In the southwest corner of the Odeonplatz and next to the Feldherrnhalle is the beautiful Baroque Theatinerkirche (or St Cajetan), which ranks as one of Munich's most regal churches. Its golden-yellow towers and green copper dome are adding a welcome splash of colour to the city skyline.
This creamy-yellow baroque church from the 17th century (on Odeonsplatz) is one of the most beautiful churches in Munich.
Theatiner Kirche was built by the Duke of Bavaria as his wife has born his son and follower to the throne.
Again, modeled after a Roman edifice! This is a beautiful building, and you can't miss it. Make sure to go inside and admire all the impressive pieces there.
Beautiful church of beautiful colour ... in Odeonsplatz ...its a very big church ... in that very big square ... where you can take the U-Bahn or the bus ... next to it you have a big park
On the western side of the Odeonsplatz is Theatinerkirche St Kajetan, built between 1663 and 1690, to celebrate the birth of Prince Max Emanuel.