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