St Michael in Berg am Laim, Munich

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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 Maximilian Emmanuel. Clemens August owned Berg am Laim as a manor. It was also served by a Brotherhood of St. Michael the Archangel. The 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. It is the only church of Fischer which was decorated in the rococo style with rich rocaille, maybe this was due to François de Cuvilliés the Elder, who served as a building inspector for this church.
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. The painting of the high altar celebrating the archangel (by the Munich baroque painter Johann Andreas Wolff) and the statue of St. Roch (Andreas Faistenberger, 1690)) were created already before the construction of the church. The altarpiece of the side altar St. Norbert was painted by Ignaz Joseph Schilling (1744/1746)(Roman Catholic)(images of the church interior
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  • This is the Church of St. Michael Berg am laim. It is a church of the St. Michael's Church is located in the Jesuit Munich's old town. Baroque church building consecrated this church, is counted in one of the most beautiful church in Bavaria. It is famous for pink and green marble shaped ceiling frescoes and St. Michael's in features speech platform.
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  • The parish church Catholic St. Michael in Berg am Laim is one of the most important and significant of the current urban area of Munich sacred buildings. The last Baroque church was built between 1735 and 1751 according to plans of the master builder Bavarian Johann Michael Fischer. The interior of the Church is considered an important work of the rococo in the South of Germany.
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  • Beautiful. In the suburb of Munich
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  • Beautiful church
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