St. Anna Damenstiftskirche, Munich

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Damenstiftskirche St. Anna is a chapel in Munich, southern Germany.
It was commissioned in the 18th century by Elector Charles Albert (later the Emperor Charles VII) and the cornerstone was laid in 1733. A monastery in the legal form of a chapter of nuns was set up. The architect was Johann Baptist Gunetzrhainer, while the Asam brothers were responsible for the interior. The women's collegiate church was consecrated in 1735.
All but the outer walls were destroyed in World War II. The interior was restored from old photographs in 1980, but the murals are now painted in black and white.
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  • Only quickly passed this church on the way back to the hotel. It was very different to the other churches in the area in the way it looked. I only noticed it because of the golden lettering above the....  more »
  • We visited this parish on the first Sunday of Advent. It’s an FSSP parish, offering Mass in the extraordinary form. Stunning in beauty! So glad to see all the young adults making a return to the....  more »
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  • A small beautiful church that most tourists will never see. Absolutely gorgeous painting on the ceiling
  • One of the many churches that you can visit in the Alstadt is Damenstift St. Anna. This is a beautiful Baroque style church in Munich. Here you will see an attractive exterior. However, what impresses the most is the ornate interior designed by the Asam brothers, makers of the famous Asam Church nearby. Unfortunately, this is one of the churches with a gate separating visitors from the entrance and church nave, preventing one from browsing the main body of the church and viewing the altar and other interior ornamentation more closely. What I remember most about Damenstift St. Anna is the ceiling fresco, which is sepia in colour due to no colour photographs existing of the ceiling fresco prior to being destroyed during the war. Have a quick look at Damenstift St. Anna when viewing churches in the area.

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