Wies Church, Steingaden

Wies Church 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 Wies Church and other Steingaden attractions using our handy Steingaden vacation planner .
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  • If you are in the Allgäu region, it is worth to take a detour to Pfaffenwinkel in the world-famous pilgrimage church of Wies. In November, we could really enjoy the Church were very few tourists spot, which is certainly different in the summer.
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  • Classified heritage of humanity we discovered in the middle of a plain after a few kilometers in the middle of the trees.
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  • Located in an idyllic village of Munich to the Southwest, about 100 km from the Romantic Road off. Splendor of Germany Rococo-style decoration for external and internal gap is very attractive. Along with the bucolic atmosphere of the area, became a favorite place.
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  • If your traveling on the Romantic Road (by bike or car) this is well worth a visit. Do pay a visit to their website to check visiting times as you can’t visit during services. During the summer months I stop by about once a week on one of my bike rides. Good restaurant nearby as well.
  • Fantastic artwork on every detail. Easy access. Deserve a visit, worth a donation...
  • This is a wonderful stop. The church is beautiful and the cafe next to it has delicious donuts fresh made right in front of you. The staff are kind and speak German and english.
  • Very beautiful, especially all alone in the snow and bitter cold as we saw it! The holy water had frozen in the fonts!
  • This is one of the best places to visit if you are a fan of decorated church
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