Munich: Theatinerkirche

Fact of the Day: November 1st is Allerheiligen Tag (All Saint’s Day) and is an official holiday in Germany.

Visited Theatinerkirche – St. Kajetan Kathedrale on Odeonsplatz. The interior of the cathedral looked as ornate as the interiors of the Jesuitenkirche St. Michael on Marienplatz.  Unfortunately, during WWII, only the two “towers” and the dome survived the destruction – so most of it is pretty new (with a baroque flair). The Wittelsbach family vaults were opened to public for free. Rather eerie to be staring at the variously sized caskets of rulers and their children of centuries gone by. I kept wondering what their corpses looked like now… were they only skeletons? Skeletons with some dried up skin attached? What did they wear for their funeral?


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