St. Michael's Church, Munich, Munich

Historical Place

Catholic Church

Tourist Attraction

St. Michael's Church, Munich
St Michael is a Jesuit church in Munich, southern Germany, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. The style of the building had an enormous influence on Southern German early Baroque architecture.HistoryIn 1556 Albert V, Duke of Bavaria granted the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) permission to establish what is now Wilhelmsgymnasium in Munich, thus establishing the order's presence in the city. The collegiate church was only established during the reign of his son William V, Duke of Bavaria, also known as "the Pious". who was a supporter of the Jesuits' Counter Reformation tenets. The church was finally consecrated in 1597, after fourteen years of construction. When the Jesuits were suppressed and banned from most Catholic territories in Europe, the church came into possession of the Bavarian Royal Family and eventually the State of Bavaria, when Germany became a republic.ArchitectureThe church was built by William V, Duke of Bavaria between 1583 and 1597 as a spiritual center for the Counter Reformation. The foundation stone was laid in 1585.

Adress

Neuhauser Straße 6
80331 Munich

Phone number

+49 (0) 89 / 23 17 06-0

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:15
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 08:00 - 19:00
Sunday 07:00 - 22:15

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