Sendling's night of murder

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Sendling's Christmas (night) of murder (German: Sendlinger Mordweihnacht) was a massacre in 1705 in Sendling, 2 km south west of Munich. An army of peasants, protesting the Austrian regime during the Bavarian People's Uprising, had marched on Munich, but was betrayed from within and massacred. Some 1,100 peasants were killed.

This event has been a well-known cultural motif in German culture.


  • Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince. Frommer's Munich & the Bavarian Alps Volume 349 of Frommer's Complete Frommer's Series. Frommer's, 2007. ISBN 0-470-10090-7, ISBN 978-0-470-10090-5 [1]