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.A visit to St Michael in Berg am Laim represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Munich travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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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聖ミヒャエル教会ベルク・アム・ライムです。イエズス会のミュンヘン旧市街に建つ聖ミヒャエル教会とは別の教会堂です。バロック教会建築様式で献堂された、この教会はバイエルンで最も美しい教会の一つに数えられているそうです。ピンク色と緑色の大理石が特徴で天井のフレスコ画や聖ミカエルをかたどった演説壇が有名です。 more »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.
La iglesia parroquial católica de San Miguel en Berg am Laim es uno de los edificios sagrados más importantes y significativos del área urbana actual de Munich . La última iglesia barroca fue construi... more »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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