The splendour of rococo

Highlights of local baroque art

Explore the treasures of downtown Munich on an easy historical sightseeing tour. Munich’s churches like the Cathedral Church of Our Lady with its characteristic towers or old St. Peter's Church rank among the town’s most famous landmarks. Another highlight are the rococo masterpieces by the brothers Asam, who created small but unique jewels of local rococo like Trinity Church or the tiny Asam Church. Not only churches but also palaces and private buildings were richly ornamented in the overwhelming 18th century late baroque style. A most famous example is the old Cuvilliés-Theater, an opera house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart staged and conducted the premiere of his opera “Idomeneo”.