Frauenkirche Munich: Visit of the South Tower

The Frauenkirche in the heart of the old town is Munich's landmark. The two twin towers with their typical domes can be seen from afar. Enjoy an incomparable view over the city from the south tower.

The observation deck of the Frauenkirche in Munich

When the newly built Frauenkirche opened its doors to the congregation at the end of the 15th century, Munich did not even have enough inhabitants to fill the huge brick church. Today, of course, things are different. The Cathedral is still a place where the faithful gather to pray and worship together, and is also the city's landmark.

 

Ascent in the Frauenkirche via spiral staircase and lift

You reach the observation deck of the south tower, which is protected against wind and weather, via 89 steps and a ride in the lift. The climb is rewarded by a 360-degree panoramic view. Depending on the weather, the view stretches far beyond Munich to the Alps.

 

Opening hours of the South Tower

Your ticket is valid for the booked date within the opening hours of the South Tower:

Monday-Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; last ascent: 4.30 pm
Sunday/public holiday: 11.30 am to 5 pm; last ascent: 4.30 pm
28.11.24: closed
24.12.24: closed from 2 pm
31.12.24: closed from 4 pm
01.01.25: closed

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Please note that reduced tickets are only valid with appropriate proof (e.g. student card, ID card, etc.) and the proof must be shown at the entrance. Additional tickets to the family ticket for up to a total of 3 children or young people for €3 each are available exclusively at the Frauenkirche Cathedral Shop.

 

Information about your booked visit of the south tower: The entrance to the tower is inside the Frauenkirche in the cathedral shop. Please show your booking confirmation printed out or on your mobile phone to the admission staff there. With your ticket you can join the visitor queue, there may be a short wait. The spiral staircase can only be used in one-way traffic. The staff at the entrance will let you through to the entrance as quickly as possible.

The city guide "simply Munich" and the city map are available upon presentation of the booking confirmation at the Tourist Information at Marienplatz or at the main station. There you can also buy tickets.

 

Please note the following conditions of participation:

  • There is one-way traffic on the spiral staircase.  
  • Due to structural requirements, the total number of visitors is limited to 60 people at a time.
  • Admission is in small groups of max. 20 people.
  • Due to special events (e.g. unscheduled church services), the south tower may be closed.


Accessibility: The visit is not barrier-free. There are approximately 90 steps to climb in the spiral staircase.
The spiral staircase is narrow, so we recommend that people with claustrophobia or similar do not visit. You are welcome to contact tourismus.produkt@muenchen.de for more information.

 

 

Photos: istock/foottoo, EOM, Münchner Dom, Redline Enterprises

 

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