Pilgrimage Church of Wies

Local nameWieskirche
LocationSteingaden, Germany

The Pilgrimage Church of Wies is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by brothers J. B. and Dominikus Zimmermann, the latter of whom lived nearby for the last eleven years of his life. It is located in the foothills of the Alps, in the municipality of Steingaden in the Weilheim-Schongau district, Bavaria, Germany.

It is said that, in 1738, tears were seen on a dilapidated wooden figure of the Scourged Saviour. This miracle resulted in a pilgrimage rush to see the sculpture. In 1740, a small chapel was built to house the statue but it was soon realized that the building would be too small for the number of pilgrims it attracted, and so Steingaden Abbey decided to commission a separate shrine. Many who have prayed in front of the statue of Jesus on the altar have claimed that people have been miraculously cured of their diseases, which has made this church even more of a pilgrimage site.

Tags Rococo ArchitecturePilgrimagePlace of WorshipRoman CatholicUNESCOChristianChurchFreeHeritage
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Opening hours

Summer:
8 am - 8 pm

Winter:
8 am - 5 pm

Sightseeing is not permitted during worship.

Admission

German-only free tours, need to be arranged in advance:
Mon - Sat:
10 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm

English paid tours provided by Tourist Information Center of Schongau, see the official website.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieskirche

Official Website http://www.wieskirche.de/

More information on the UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/271

Phone +49 8862 932 930

Address Wies 12, 86989 Steingaden, Germany

Coordinates 47°40'50.091" N 10°54'1.856" E

Tours and activities: Pilgrimage Church of Wies

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