|Asamkirche to the right. The actual building here is the House of E.Q. Asam|
|The exquisite interior|
|Look at the ceiling Fresco " Life of the Saint Nepomuk|
|A closer look at the high altar with the twisted columns|
This church was built originally as a private church. That should explain the small-ish size. It is built on a property measuring 22 by 8m. And it occupies a space between two houses. If you google, you will find the church's other name is " St Johann Nepomuk". The name Asam comes from the surname of the two brothers who built this church; Egid Quirin Asam (E. Q Asam) and Cosmas Damian Asam. If you study architecture ( which I didn't although I did go out with an architectural student for a while) you may realize this represents the 18th century Baroque period.
Who was Johann Nepomuk? At the time this church was built, he was a newly canonized 14th century Bohemian monk who drowned in the Danube. I wonder why the brothers were taken by this monk. Enough to name this glorious church after him. There is a large statue of St Johann Nepomuk over the front door. If you scroll up to the first picture, you will see E.Q. 's house which is adjoining the church. He could apparently see the high altar from one of his bedrooms.
Visitor and Contact information:
Coordinates: 48.135138° N, 11.569644° E
Address: Sendlingerstrasse 62
Opens daily from 9am -5pm