Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Steingaden

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#12 of 260 in Historic Sites in Upper Bavaria
World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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Pilgrimage Church of Wies became a pilgrimage site after the figure of the Scourged Savior began to weep tears in 1738. Local authorities converted a hasty chapel into a Rococo church in the late 1740s, hoping to make the supernatural visible. UNESCO recognized the church in 1983 as a World Heritage site. The setting, other attractions nearby, and the surprising size of this rural church make it worth the drive out here. Work out when and for how long to visit Pilgrimage Church of Wies and other Steingaden attractions using our handy Steingaden vacation planner.
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  • This church is a bit out of the way, but don’t let that stop you from stopping to see it in all its glory. It is spectacular and such a nice surprise. The road we took was very narrow, but there is... 
    This church is a bit out of the way, but don’t let that stop you from stopping to see it in all its glory. It is spectacular and such a nice surprise. The road we took was very narrow, but there is...  more »
  • There are a lot of folks here, wanting to see this church, so be prepared. We were on a hike through Bavaria which included this stop. This has been a pilgrimage site for centuries, and the nearby... 
    There are a lot of folks here, wanting to see this church, so be prepared. We were on a hike through Bavaria which included this stop. This has been a pilgrimage site for centuries, and the nearby...  more »
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  • Beautiful church in a wonderful setting. You can get lost in the ceiling. Central to the church is a statue of the scourged Jesus. Originally in the small chapel in front it became pilgrimage site after the statue began to weep and miracles we credited to it. The current church was commissioned to accommodate the statue and pilgrims.
  • This is quite remarkable. The setting and story behind it quite impressive. The scenery is beautiful. The church itself is magnificent!

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