Mystery of the Onion Domes on Munich Towers

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Anyone not familiar with southern Germany and especially Bavaria is surprised by the onion domes on towers in and around Munich and even on churches. These I have found are the remnants of the Austrian empire. They also represent  the victory of the Catholic church over the Protestant. Thus traditional spires are abandoned in favour of the more Russian looking onion domes. The architectural reason given is that onion domes do not gather heavy snow on the dome tops during the winter season.

Source–https://jsah.ucpress.edu/content/40/2/138

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Land of Beer -Munich, Germany!

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Photo taken near Empress Hotel on WurmTalstrasse! A great hotel with courteous staff and a sumptuous breakfast is included in the room rent. The track beyond the white line is for cyclists who are many in Munich. A few can be seen resting behind the lamposts!

Just back from the land of beer. Mein Gott, sehr gut alles beer!

Had a great time! exploring the city but mostly tasting the beer and the schnitzels!

The restaurants on Leopoldstrasse are superb and one that is very popular is Shere-Punjab! Great kebabs and of course the bar is sumptuous! If you want to get knocked out by ouzos go to Bruskos on the same street. Wunderbar! (Pun intended)

Paulaner beer sign outside Empress Hotel on WurmTalstrasse!Hangover