Sunday, January 30, 2011

Germany Day 3: Part 1

The third day in Germany, we spent it around Munich.  My little brother had classes through most of the day, so we were on our own for the most part.  We spent the first part of the day near Marienplatz, which is the main town square that has town hall and the Glockenspiel.  We actually didn't get to see the Glockenspiel "go" on that day, but it's such a cool building!  Here are the pictures from the first part of the day:

One view of Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady), one of the steeples was being refurbished, but it is beautiful inside!

The doors at Frauenkirche, there were about 3 entrances on either side, all just as detailed!

This is the "Black Footprint", said to be the mark of where the devil came in & stomped on the flood because he was happy when he saw no windows.  When he took one more step he was disappointed to see all of the beautiful stained glass windows.  When you stand at this spot, you can not see any of the windows in the Church.

The Holy Family on display at Frauenkirche.

Matt going up the stairs to the top of St. Peter (Peterskirche), from the top of approximately 300 stairs you can view all across Munich.  On a clear day (not when we went) you supposedly can see the Alps.

My chicken butt going down.  No, I did not make it to the top because it was WINDY and rainy that day.  I am afraid of heights and simply could not handle it; I only went about 2/3 of the way up.  My wonderful husband went all the way to the top and got the pictures you'll see next.

The Glockenspiel (and "new" town hall)!

A view of Frauenkirche from Peterskirche.

Another portion of Munich.  It is amazing that in such a big city, they are still doing construction (or restoration).

More Munich!
Inside Peterskirche, not quite halfway towards the front of the church.

The ceiling at Peterskirche... Beautiful!

The Holy Family on display at Peterskirche.

The pulpit at Peterskirche, its actually in the middle of the church away from the alter.  Very different and neat!

Blessed Virgin Mary in Peterskirche.

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