Munich Stopover13

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/munich-stopover13 Thank you! Munich (München) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of above 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 5.8 million people St.Johann-Nepomuk Church ("Asam Church") The former privat church of the famous artists-brothers C.D. and E.Q.Asam is Munich's loveliest church. It ranks among the finest Rococo style churches in the world. The chapel's dimly lit interior, consisting of a single narrow nave, leaves no surface undecorated. Multiple frescoes are surrounded by rich red stucco by the Asam brothers and gilded woodwork.

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Munich (München) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. St.Johann Nepomuk Church ("Asam Church“) is the former private church of the famous artists-brothers Cosmas Damian Asam and Egid Qurin Asam. Built from 1733 to 1746, it ranks among the finest Rococo style churches in the world. The interior is ornamented with a splendid fresco painting on the life of St.Nepomuk. Beside the church the home of E.Q.Asam.

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His house is connected to the chapel by a corridor and he could see the high altar from his bedroom window

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The ceiling fresco "Life of Saint Nepomuk" is considered one of the masterpieces by Cosmas Damian Asam

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Occupying a slim space between two houses, the church is small and narrow in shape, with just 12 rows of pews

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Cosmas Damian Asam The ceiling fresco Life of Saint Nepomuk

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Asam designed the church as Beichtkirche (confession church) for the youth So the small church has seven confessionals with allegorical scenes

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Hi autem in vitam aeternam (for them eternal life)

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Confessional box decoration

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Mors peccatorum pessima (the death of sinners is the worst)

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Confessional box details

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Confessional box details

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Confessional box details

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The  high altar  features twisted columns and a wax effigy of St. John Nepomuk in a glass sarcophagus, topped with a tabernacle by Roman Anton Boos

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There is also a sculpture group of the Holy Trinity and medallions of the Asam brothers. A niche to the left of the altar contains a Virgin Mary by E.Q. Asam

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Asamkirche nave Josephsaltar

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Josephs altar

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Virgin Mary altar

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The chapel's dimly lit interior, consisting of a single narrow nave, leaves no surface undecorated

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Because the church was build on a central location within an urban area, with constricted space, its size is very compact, only 22m x 8m, on two floors

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Tabernacle by Roman Anton Boos

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Tabernacle by Roman Anton Boos and medallions of the Asam brothers

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Below the tabernacle, a relic of John of Nepomuk is kept. Two angels, sculpted by Ignaz Günther, flank the gallery altar and were added at a later date

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Multiple frescoes are surrounded by rich red stucco by the Asam brothers and gilded woodwork

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The high altar of the Asam Church is framed by four spiral columns

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At the high altar, these four columns are used as a reference to the four-Bernini columns over the grave of St. Peter in St. Peter's in Rome

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