Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche Munich

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Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche – Church in Obergiesing

I am not an expert in architecture and I don’t appreciate the different architectural styles that much but this is probably my favourite church in Munich.

I discovered it when I first moved to Obergiesing. It is difficult to miss the 95m tall church tower, anyway. It is an emblematic building built at the end of the 19th century, when the (back then) small village of Giesing became part of the city of Munich and the first church of the 12th century was too small for the growing population of the quarter. Built on top of a high hill (the Giesinger Berg), it is the oldest church in Giesing.

The main church is being renovated so a big part of the interior is currently closed to the public. Nevertheless the chapel is open and there you can see the remains of the Holy cross that survived the bombings during the 2nd World War. Choose a sunny day with Föhn to be able to enjoy the view from the top of the tower to the city and to the Alps.

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Details about this spot



Gietlstr. 2, Munich

Opening Times

24 hours daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)