A Jacobite Gazetteer - Bavaria

Munich - Michaelskirche


This church is located at Neuhauserstrasse 52.

The Fürstengruft (crypt of the princes) contains the remains of over forty Wittelsbachs. At the right side of the sanctuary there is a trap-door through which stairs lead down to the crypt. The door leads into a large room containing several dozen sarcophagi. Immediately to the right of the entrance door is a doorway with an iron-gate. It is usually necessary to ask the attendant to unlock the gate to enter the columbarium.

Along the left wall of the columbarium are three layers of niches. In the top layer closest to the door is the tomb of Princess Maria (died 1953), daughter of Prince Ludwig and Princess Irmingard. Next to the tomb of Princess Maria is the tomb of her sister Princess Philippa (died 1956). In the middle layer of niches immediately below the tomb of Princess Philippa is the tomb of her grandfather Prince Francis (died 1957), son of Queen Mary IV and III. Next to the tomb of Prince Francis is the tomb of his wife, Princess Isabelle (died 1982).

Tomb of Prince Franz, Michaelskirche
Tomb of Prince Franz
Tomb of Princess Isabelle, Michaelskirche
Tomb of Princess Isabelle
Tomb of Princess Maria, Michaelskirche
Tomb of Prince Maria
Tomb of Princess Philippa, Michaelskirche
Tomb of Princess Philippa

The church is open Monday - Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m; a guided tour of the church is given each Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

The crypt is only open May to October, Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; closed Sunday. There is an entrance fee of €2,00.

Telephone 089.55199257.


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This page is maintained by Noel S. McFerran (noel.mcferran@rogers.com) and was last updated Novmeber 1, 2003.
© Noel S. McFerran 2000-2003.