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Pilgrimage Church of the Fourteen Saints (Vierzehnheiligen)

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Address: Bavaria, Germany
Description: This picturesque cathedral is one of several pilgrimage churches in...
This picturesque cathedral is one of several pilgrimage churches in Bavaria.
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Baroque Masterpiece

The exterior of the Church is currently being renovated,but the attraction is the inside anyways. It is a triumph of the German Baroque at its most extreme ,the result is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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New York City, New York
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424 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The exterior of the Church is currently being renovated,but the attraction is the inside anyways. It is a triumph of the German Baroque at its most extreme ,the result is somewhat puzzling including a huge monument in the middle of the Church. The light colors and the ever present Gold make the place luminous and festive including the confessionals. Not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have wanted to visit this church since I first saw pictures of it in an architecture class in college almost 40 years ago. Finally made the trip last week and was not disappointed-except that the towers on the exterior are covered by scaffolding and constructions tarps! Oh well, the interior is magnificent and the story behind the reason for... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We have visited many churches in Europe. This is by far one of most impressive! It must have been even more impressive/inspiring when it was built. My wife has been showing/talking about this church in her University Humanities class for years. Finally we got to see it. It certainly was well worth the drive.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Outstanding Baroque church by Balthasar Neumann - church as theatre. Other reviewers have described the interior superbly, so there's no point in doing so in this review. Saturdays seem to be the day when pilgrimage groups arrive, and we saw two large groups, each with their own wind band, arrive in the church to be welcomed warmly by one of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the most beautiful church I have every visited in the world and I have visited a lot of churches throughout Europe. Once you walk in, there is an immediate difference when compared to other churches. It is just an incredible feeling to be at this church and to understand why the church was built. If you walk to... More 

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Kent, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Situated a half hour's drive north of Bamberg, the Vierzehnheiligenkirche is well worth a detour for those in the Franconia region of northern Bavaria. The center altar, with a unique depiction of the "helper" saints, is unique in terms of the manner in which it is situated in the center of the church (centuries prior to Vatican II), and the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were at Banz Abbey and we could see this place off in the distance. So we said “let’s go over there!”. We were stunned at the beauty we found. The outside of the church and the grounds were breathtaking but the interior left us speechless. The carvings and artwork are fantastic. It was all dressed up for Christmas which... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

This is an amazing church with unbelievable architecture. When we first arrived we could not believe how huge the compound was. There are several buildings on the grounds. The area has a restaurant, a hotel, multiple gift shops, a brewery, and many other sights. I highly recommend you visit during warmer weather. This place is very cold in the winter.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Just over a half hour easy drive from Nuremberg, the Vierzehnheiligen Church offers a sumptuous, sensorially rich feast. In an architecturally rich setting, the 14 Helper Saints are all given exquisite depictions. A dizzying effect, but worth the trip if you are interested in unusual historic sites, architecture, and sheer beauty. Drate- no interior photography permitted.

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Dayton, Ohio
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112 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

It's pretty popular since it's a pilgrimage church. Inside is stunning with a centerpiece of the baby Jesus in the middle of the church. Only complaint is no pictures are allowed, and there was a priest walking around to enforce the rules. Several christmas-market type booths just off the property selling candles and other religious goodies.

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Address: Bavaria, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria

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