Bürgersaalkirche (Buergersaal Church)

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HOLY HEART: Jesuit priest Rupert Mayer.
BUERGERSAAL CHURCH:The pint-sized Bürgersaalkirche is pretty well dedicated to the memory of Rupert Mayer, who you’ll see from the posters looks like a sterner version of actor Robin Williams.

Mayer was a Jesuit priest and anti-Nazi who kept getting thrown in concentration camps during the 1930s. For most of the war he hid out at Ettal Monastery in southern Bavaria and died in 1945. Mayer was beautified in 1987.

The shopfront-like church consists of two parts. You enter into a low vaulted cellar lined with statues of the crucifixion and a small chapel. The more impressive “Upper Church” is
upstairs. It’s done with plenty of gold leaf and is only open 11am to 1pm.

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DIMINUTIVE: The Bürgersaalkirche blends into Neuhauserstrasse.


The details

Location: Neuhauserstrasse 14. It’s on the main pedestrian drag between Karlstor and Marienplatz.
Phone: 089 2 19 97 20

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