Our walking tour (with the gorgeous tour guide, that one) took us into one of Munich's churches. This is the former church of Pope Benedict XVI. It is also home to the devil's footprint. According to local legend, the architect of the cathedral made a bargain with the devil in 1468. The deal was thus: the devil would provide the money for the cathedral, so long as the cathedral was a celebration of darkness, the cathedral would have no windows. When the building was complete, the architect led the devil inside and showed him his handiwork. Standing at the very front of the inside, it appears as if there are truly no windows in the cathedral due to the position of the columns. However this is a farce, and when the devil found out he stamped his foot so hard that it left its unusually (for the time) large imprint in the stone tile.
It is certainly an entertaining legend, and the cathedral itself is a sight to behold. There is just something about European churches that draws in people, even those who have very little interest in religion.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.