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St. Mariä Himmelfahrt: High Altar
'High' indeed: with 22.50 m (~74 ft) it fills the choir up to the ceiling. Donated by a Bavarian elector in 1628, reconstructed from rescued remnants 1964 - 1979; this altar is a perfect example of Jesuit staginess. Its flanking figures are various saints from the Old and New Testament; the paintings are exchangeable according to the ecclesial holidays. Also remarkable is the tabernacle that has a complicated mechanism that opens the doors and presents the monstrance, accompanied by angels. For a brief moment I was in Rome.