MUNICH TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – MONKEY TOWER - ASAMKIRCHEN

by Antonio Gil January. 27, 2021 333 views

The old court belongs to one of the most famous sights in Munich. However, the focus of this tour is not the old courtyard itself, but the so-called Affenturm, a small but architecturally elaborated bay window with a high, green pointed roof. Because exactly this monkey tower is the place of one of the oldest Munich legends, to which it also owes its name. The more than 700-year-old story is about Ludwig the Bavarian at the time of his birth. For when Ludwig's father left him unattended for a brief moment, his monkey, which was roaming freely in the courtyard, seized the opportunity and grabbed little Ludwig to throw him up in the air. Catched by a nurse, the monkey got frightened and fled with Ludwig in his arms - up to the attic and up to the roof of the monkey tower. Only after some time of good coaxing did the trembling monkey calm down and bring Ludwig the Bavarian back safely. www.outdooractive.com

Church of St. John of Nepomuk also known as Asamkirchen. It is considered as a pearl of baroque architecture, but it is really interesting for another reason. It was built in 1746 by the Asam brothers, on their private plot and was intended to be used by them only.

On the left side of the church, one of the brothers built the house, and on the right one – the presbytery. The house and the church were connected by a direct passage, and from the brother’s bedroom there was a view through the inner window directly to the altar. One of the brothers, Egid planned to be buried there after death. The bishop, as soon as he learned about this private chapel (and saw the amazingly decorated interiors), immediately ordered the brothers to give the church for public use. http://followtheview.com

♫♫ Rococo Mini-Episode: The Asamkirche ♫♫

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Marsha 3 months, 2 weeks ago

So much to see! Wonderful work in capturing these, Antonio.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words Marsha

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Berckmans Peter 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Very nice, I know how dark those places can be

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I thought I wouldn't have a single worthy picture. Thanks Peter

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Jay Boggess 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Amazing decorations in the chapel! Wow!
Love the POV's , colors, details and clarity! 
Quite a story about the Monkey Tower~
Always a treat! Thanks, Amigos~+1smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 2 weeks ago

That chapel was out of this world. The pictures don't do it justice. Thanks dear friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months, 1 week ago

Almost Heaven on Earth.....no???
Always a treat U2!!!

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 2 weeks ago

What opulence! Your capture of the light coming in through the window is breath taking. Really nice architecture on the outside as well. I wonder if thousands of years from now people would say the same thing about the type of architecture we leave behind.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It was incredibly rich inside, and so dark too. Not easy at all to take these pictures 😊. Thanks my friend

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