Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lady in the Leaves

Towering over Munich are the spires of the Frauenkirche or Our lady church, standing 100 meters or 328 feet above Marienplatz. That may not seem high by US standards, but most European cities have strict height limits, and It’s generally the Cathederal that strands higher than any other. The church was built in 1468 to accommodate more than 20,000 people. Ironically, the city of Munich only had 13,000 inhabitants at that time. The church was partly destroyed during WWII and the total reconstruction lasted until 1993. If you get the chance, take the 180 steps up one of the 2 spires and get a first-hand, close up look at those copper onion domes.

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