Thursday, August 7, 2008

Onion Domes

Typical of Munich’s architecture are beautiful onion shaped domes on roofs. Although often associated with the Kreml in Moscow, these sites are quite common, including the most visible building in the city – the frauenkirche which is capped with two beautiful domes. And like many things in Munich, the style is prevalent throughout Bavaria – especially on churches and rathauses. Buildings started having this notable feature in Bavaria back in the 16th century. This particular vegetable shaped roof is located in Haidhausen, just across from the parks that line the Isar.

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