Theatinerkirche, Munich

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    Close up view of the entry & towers
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    Theatinerkirche: the great yellowish church

    by Landotravel Written Oct 5, 2010

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    Unmistakable yellow facade
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    At Odeonsplatz you find this important and magnificent church -kirche- that was built in XVIIth century and while its facade is yellow it is quite completely white inside. It meant a great influence for bavarian baroque at the time. Its brilliant white stucco gives it an astounding inner light and it's crowned by a great 70 meter high dome. In contrast there is a big dark pulpit, one of the very few non-white things here. Inside the crypt you can find some of the most prominent Wittelsbach family members such as bavarian kings Maximillian I and II.

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    Theatinerkirche

    by black_mimi99 Written Apr 27, 2012

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    Theatine Church

    The Theatine Church is located diagonally opposite to the Feldherrenhall (Field Marshals' Hall) and the Hofgarten (Court Garden) on the Odeonsplatz and is within reach of the Marienplatz.

    The church's impressive yellow facade introduces a breath of Italy to Munich. Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, wife of the elector Ferdinand Maria, donated this church to the Italian Order of the Theatines in gratitude for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne Prince Max Emanuel. It was built in Baroque style and largely completed by 1688 by the masters Spinelli and Zucalli and received finishing touches in Rococo style by the Cuvilliés, father and son, in 1768. The donator did not live to see the church finished. The church's interior is unusual for Bavarian Churches. It is monumental and full of southern pathos , dominated by the white stucco works of the Italian stucco masters Moretti, Brenni and Perti. The church's high altar, whose gable figures represent dignitaries of the House of Savoy gives further evidence of the Italian influence.

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    One of the many beautiful churches!

    by Roeffie Updated Jun 16, 2005

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    Theatinerkirche

    Theatinerkirche or its official name St. Cajetanuskirche is situated next to the Feldherrnhalle. The first stone was layed in 1662. The total completion of the church was in 1768. So in a time period of over 100 years they manage to complete the building.

    During this period they stopped building in 1690 and started again in 1765.

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    Theatinerkirche

    by tini58de Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Theatinerkirche

    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.

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    Theatinerkirche

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 23, 2012

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    Princess Henriette Adelaide had this church begin construction in 1663 to commemorate the birth of her son; Max Emanuel. Since she did not trust the local architects, she contracted with Italian builders led by Agostino Barelli, who worked on it for 11 years, but never finished the work before he got fired. The completion was 100 years later. Interior stucco work is white color and stands out as elegance of class.

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    St. Kajetan

    by huwhit Written Aug 29, 2005

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    The Interior is a Masterpiece!!!!!!!!!

    This is the most stunning Church I have ever seen any where in the world.

    The interior is from a Baroque style of Southern German architecture that meant everything is over done - you'll see where the influence comes from in many of Italy's bassilica!!

    The walls are covered with the most amazing plaster and art work that create a feast for the eyes.

    You must get to this Church to understand beauty in a Church.

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    Theatinerkirche, Odeonsplatz

    by orlikins Written Feb 5, 2003

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    Odeonsplatz, Munich

    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

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    St. Cajetan's

    by mvtouring Written Nov 27, 2010

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    A dominicans church since 1954. This church was built in honour of the birth of Crown prince Max Emmanuel born on 11 July 1662.The foundation stones were laid on 29 April 1663. It really is a wonderful experience to visit this church with its majestic interior.

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    Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan

    by Leipzig Updated May 2, 2003

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    Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan

    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.

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    Theatinerkirche (St. Kajetan)

    by Janni67 Written Nov 3, 2003

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    On the western side of the Odeonsplatz is Theatinerkirche St Kajetan, built between 1663 and 1690, to celebrate the birth of Prince Max Emanuel.

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    Theatinerkirche

    by diageva Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Theatinerkirche

    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

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    Theatinerkirche

    by meteorologist1 Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    Theatinerkirche

    Beautiful church in Munich. Also very famous; but not as much of a symbol of Munich as the Frauenkirche. Great view here from the Hofgarten. Great photograph spot.

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    Theatinerkirche

    by paradisedreamer Written May 20, 2003

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    Thus us a beautiful example of the Baroque Architecture. The golden-yellow towers and green copper dome add a splash of colour to The Odeonplatz.

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    Theatiner Kirche

    by codrutz Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    Theatiner Kirche

    Theatiner Kirche was built by the Duke of Bavaria as his wife has born his son and follower to the throne.

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    Theatinerkirche - Church St. Cajetan

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jul 12, 2007

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    This creamy-yellow baroque church from the 17th century (on Odeonsplatz) is one of the most beautiful churches in Munich.

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