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Wies Church, Steingaden
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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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  •  I stopped by after the nonschwanstein Castle. Since time 4:00 PM too close to the many tourist, and we could see inside the Church. This is where even better still visit this place two and a half years ago, has visited many times. Inside the Church is beautifully decorated, is impressive.
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  • It is located on the lawn in a beautiful landscape. During the approach, you can admire them. The Interior of Baroque splendour. We have set ourselves on the bench so can you look in peace and quiet inside. The beautiful paintings. Always you can discover something new.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful Rococo style churches I have seen, absolutely stunning. There was a service going on when we stopped and frankly photographs are not supposed to be taken but I could ...  more »
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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.