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Theatine Church: My Favorite Church In Munich

Munich, Germany has many beautiful churches, but there was one in particular that took my breath away.


The Theatine Church was built in the 17th century and was built in the Italian-Baroque style that was prevalent in many churches in Rome at the time.


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Upon walking up to it, I initially wasn’t that impressed. But once I was inside, I was in awe of the intricacy of the designs. They were so detailed and looked so delicate. I only wish I’d had a better camera at the time. Even if I had, though, I doubt I could’ve captured the beauty inside this church. It definitely has to be seen in person.


Buddy The Traveling Monkey Theatine Church


Buddy The Traveling Monkey Theatine Church



Buddy The Traveling Monkey Theatine Church


Buddy The Traveling Monkey Theatine Church



Another thing that struck me about the inside of this church was that everything was white. Other churches are covered in colorful stained glass or have extravagant amounts of gold. Don’t get me wrong, those are beautiful too! But when suddenly you are faced with nothing but white, there is something very clean and pure about it. I really hope that one day I can go back and see the Theatine Church again…


Have you explored any of the churches in Munich? Which was your favorite?


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  1. I haven’t been to Munich in nearly 20 years! Oh my goodness, that makes me feel old – I think a repeat trip is in order now that I”m inspired!

  2. Really amazing architecture. Very intricate design and details. I find churches have really wonderful designs.

    1. Yes, these are probably the most intricate designs I’ve ever seen!

  3. First… You had me at Munich! It’s definitely one of my favorite cities in Europe. Incredibly beautiful city. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to see a church there. My friends in Munich are less church and more drum and bass lol.

    You’re right the details, moldings are astonishing, given its sheer massive size! I wonder how long it took the builders and artists to complete construction. No small feat that’s for sure!

    1. Haha! I can relate to the drum and bass friends! Hopefully next time you go you can sneak in to see one of the churches. 😉

  4. Sometimes you really have to step inside to see the beauty! With all the churches I have seen growing up in Europe, I often skip going inside if the outside is not too impressive… I would have probably missed this beauty had I been in Munich! 🙂

  5. I love old European architecture, especially churches. It’s amazing to see what was done with such primitive technology. Reading this post makes me want to go back to Europe and explore it all over again!

    1. That’s true Joe, they managed to do a lot with so little! And honestly, I think they did a better job then, even considering the technology we have now.

  6. Thanks for the post! We’re going to Munich in May for 5 nights. I don’t have any churches on my list but I think I will have to visit some while we’re hanging around the Marienplatz for the day

    1. Oh you definitely should Christa! Enjoy Munich 🙂

  7. Although I have been to Munich I am afriad I haven;t been inside any of the churches. Shame because the Theatine church looks great!

    1. I hope you get to go again and check out the churches. This is just one of many!

  8. I have visited Munich one time and didn’t get a chance to see a lot and definitely no churches. Your photos were awesome and now I’ll have to visit Theatine Church on my next visit to Munich.

  9. It’s amazing how different a building can look on the inside! Looks like a beautiful church–would love to visit!

    1. That’s for sure! I was pleasantly surprised 🙂

  10. I remember walking through the church! It took my breath away. Church was the central insitution in Europe and I can see why they invested so much time and resources. Beautiful!

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