Church of St. Maximilian, Munich (Katholisches Pfarramt St. Maximilian)

St. Maximilian's Church (Katholisches Pfarramt St. Maximilian, Maximilianskirche ) is a Roman Catholic parish church located in Munich, on the west bank of the River Isar in the Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt district.

The Church was built at the turn of 19-20 centuries, together with the other two churches, due to the fact that the population of Munich quickly grew and in existence at the time the Church already was not enough room for parishioners. The Church became the first parish Church of the district of Isarvorstadt. The other two churches: St Paul's Church near Theresienwiese (opened in 1906) and the Church of St. Benno in the district Maxvorstadt (opened in 1895).

The impressive size of the Church building was erected in the period from 1892 to 1908 in a neo-Romanesque style according to plans of the German architect Heinrich von Schmidt.

Since the Shrine had a magnificent appearance, refined architectural style and was located on the banks of the river, the Church is also called "Notre Dame ISAR" / "our lady of Isartor" ("Notre-Dame der Isar"). Two years after the construction, the Church became an independent Catholic parish.

During the Second world war the Church was badly damaged. Reconstruction was begun in 1949. The Church was reopened in 1953. The pointed roof of the towers of the churches that formed the shape of the building before the war - were never recovered.

Today the Church is visible from afar thanks to two high towers reaching to heaven and the roof of which (the tower helmets) can visually remind of the crown and the Church stands out against the surrounding buildings.

Church of St. Maximilian, together with the Church of St Luke (St. Lukas), nearby parts of the urban extension of the 19th century on the Eastern (left) Bank of the river ISAR.

View of the ISAR river and East river Bank - the dome and tower of the Church of St. Luke (left)

View of the Church St. Maximilian

The main portal (entrance)

After the consecration of the "new" main altar has gradually entered into the new interior decorations of the Church, in which was integrated a few survivors of the war of art works.

Important works of art in the Church:

- the main altar (German sculptor Balthasar Schmitt and Georg Vrba, after 1905);

- murals (German religious artist Carl Johann Becker-Gundahl, until 1910);

- Madonna from the altar of Mary (Baroque, until 1954).

In the Church is the body, which was produced in 1954.

Practical information

Address Church of St. Maximilian: Daytimers, 4 (Deutingerstraße).

Coordinates of Church of St. Maximilian: 48°7'36"N 11°34'25"E.

The website of the Church of St. Maximilian: st-maximilian.

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