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Church of St. John of Nepomuk

Local name: Asamkirche

Asam's Church is a popular name for the church dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk. The building derives its name from brothers Egid Quirin Asam (sculptor) and Cosmas Damian Asam (painter), who erected it in 1733-1746 as their private church. The building is considered one of the most perfect examples of German late Baroque.

The church was not built on anyone's commission, but only as a votive offering for the future salvation of the Asam brothers. The artists had complete freedom in shaping the space. As a result, the small building, measuring only 8 by 22 m, is a pearl of religious painting and sculpture. The "Life of Saint Nepomuk" fresco in the church, Cosmas Damian Asam, is considered a masterpiece of Baroque art.

While planning to build the church, the brothers bought and rebuilt four houses. Two of them were demolished to create a square for the temple, the third became a presbytery, and the artists themselves lived in the fourth. A private temple (as a result of the demands of Munich citizens) soon after the construction became a public object.


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    Sendlinger Straße 3280331 Munich , Germany