Segue from Munich Oktoberfest by shopping for lederhosen in the rest of Munich! This photo is dedicated to Hannie. St. Paul Cathedral peeks over the Oktoberfest grounds. Not having a map, guidebook or clue where the main part of town was, we headed for what we could see. Munich’s style is a little darker than I expected, a little more Gothic. That lamb is one of two screaming ewes flanking the front doors of the cathedral.
We searched a hotel lobby for a map of downtown and followed it to Oberanger St., below, where we ducked into the St. Johann-Nepomuk-Kirche (church) on the left (with the columns in front and the curved roof). The inside was crowded with carvings, gilded borders and dark paintings. It was pretty intense, especially compared to the all-white interior of Frauenkirche, or Cathedral Church of Our Lady, in which we sheltered during a cloudburst. And let’s talk about the skull with the golden snake. Oberanger ends at Marienplatz, Munich’s main square topped with the Munchin Rathaus, or town hall. It was abuzz. And alive with dragons.
This way to Jesus! And Frauenkirche.