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2018 - Germany - Munich - Michaelskirche

If there is a church with an open door,Ted will enter. This would be inside Munich's Michaelskirche.


Construction of the edifice took about 14 years and was ordered by the Bavarian Duke, Wilhelm V. The building project was carried out as a move toward the Counter Reformation or Catholic reformation rather than Protestant Reformation. Michaelskirche or Saint


Michael’s Church in English was constructed in two different stages.


The first stage was completed between 1583 and 1588, and the building was to become one of the world’s finest and largest Jesuit churches.


At this stage, a huge barrel vaulted roof was constructed. The roofing was second only to the one of the Saint Peter’s Basilica in the city of Vatican.


Because of its sheer weight and size, local residents feared that the roof would collapse. Although the vaulting remained stable, the tower eventually collapsed in 1590, destroying the newly completed choir.


Because of this event, the Duke made it a point to construct an even larger church. The second phase of construction began after the incident and ended in 1597. A new, much bigger choir was also built.


Michaelskirche was heavily damaged by bombing during World War II but was restored and refurbished shortly after. Additional cosmetic work was completed in the 1980s.

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Taken on May 13, 2018