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Wies Church, Steingaden

(4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Wies Church and other attractions in Steingaden, use our Steingaden vacation trip planner.
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  • This relatively small church on an alpine meadow belongs to the cultural heritage of our world and satisfies its outstanding value! The location makes the building at Sunshine shine inside and outside! Everything is gepellt as out of an egg. The painting and the characters are unique. There may be überladenere church buildings of the Baroque or Rococo style. The pilgrimage church of Wies is particularly successful. Starting from a balanced dimensions of the building interior design can decadence so, without that it looks penentrant. Little things make sense or have joke. Alone with each putt, you could spend a long time. But also the final overall impression stays. A must-have!
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  • I have been in this church numerous times, including for a mass so I could hear the organ and acoustics. One of the most unusual churches since it broadly displays Christ's torture and suffering. Inst...  more »
  • So ornate on the inside. Rococo at its best. We were lucky to have it to ourselves coming in January. If you have the time, it's worth a visit. 
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  • Absolutely stunning church! Stopped by on an early Friday morning en route to Linderhof Palace and found that we were the only car in the parking lot. This church is surrounded by bucolic fields of cows and working cattle dogs, which provided an amazing contrast to the opulent rococo decorations inside. Not to be missed!
  • The church is very beautiful, external and even more the interior. Worth the visit and sitting inside.
  • Impressive but very crowded, can't take pictures inside and you have to pay for parking. The other church in Steingaden, Welfenmünster, was just as impressive and when we went there was only a couple other people.
  • Pictures simply don't do it justice. The scale of the place is awe-inspiring. Schedule some time to take it all in, there are details everywhere. We visited on our way home from Zugspitze, in May. The weather was perfect, the pastures so lush and green, it's a great way to spend an afternoon.
  • This is definitely not to be missed! An awe inspiring piece of architecture and beauty. The price of admission is 0, and absolutely the most beautiful example of baroque-rococo church I have visited.