Brothers Cosmas Damian and Egid Quirin Asam built the church (1733 to 1746) in the highly stylised, gold-gilded rococo style.
The ceiling fresco shows the life of church patron Johann Nepomuk.
The story goes that he was thrown from Prague’s St. Charles Bridge because he refused to reveal the confessions of the Bohemian queen to the king.
Nepomuk also features as a wax figurine in a glass shrine on the high altar. The altar is framed by four winding columns and there are portraits of the Asam brothers to either side.
The Asamhaus, where the brothers used to live, is to the left of the church, a priest’s house built later is on the right.
Location: Sendlingerstrasse 32
Phone: 089 23 68 79 89
Open: Daily 8am to 5.30pm
Directions: Take the U-Bahn 3 or 6 to Sendlingertor. It's a 10min walk back up Sendlinger Strasse.
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