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Wies Church

Address: Kath Kuratiekirchenstiftung "St. Joseph" meadow | Wies 12, D-86989 Steingaden, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0049 - (0) 8862 - 93 2 93-0
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This medieval church stands on the southern stretch of the Romantic Road.
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This medieval church stands on the southern stretch of the Romantic Road.

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Vienna, Austria
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161 reviews 161 reviews
45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this church on a bus tour to Neuschwanstein and in some ways I enjoyed it more than the castle. It absolutely exceeded my expectations and was so stunningly perfect and beautiful. Yes, it's over the top but that's the style. It's been exceptionally maintained. It is cold inside so wear your coats. We also enjoyed the homemade... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We particularly drove out of our way to see this church. It is in the middle of nowhere. The church is absolutely garish and over the top - I know that this is the baroque style but the atmosphere in the original tiny little chapel ( so easily overlooked near the car park ) is far more affecting than this... More 

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north carolina
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286 reviews 286 reviews
136 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This church, in the middle of nowhere it seems, is very special and the inside is spectacular. It's amazing to think that it was built this far out in the country but it has been well taken care of. We are so glad to our private tour with Max from Radius Tours was able to stop here.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The church is a baroque masterpiece, paintings are in excellent condition and the church is still used for regular services. Very cold inside in January, take a jacket but that the church is free to visit and pictures can be taken is a plus. Only downside isn't the church's fault, it's in the middle of nowhere, we visited on a... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Interesting quick stop to this church famous for healing the sick. Churches are not heated and very cold in winter.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The day we visited the fog was hanging around but it still made for a gorgeous visit. Didn't get to see the entire interior of the church due to mass being held but it was very humbling. Defintely recommend a visit.

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Wooster, Ohio
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135 reviews 135 reviews
107 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Pilgrimage Church of Wies, aka Wieskirche or Wies Church of Scourged Savior, is located in a quiet secluded meadow on the foot of alps in upper Bavaria region. The only way to get there is either by car, taxi, tour bus or by regional bus. When I stayed in Garmisch this past August I accidentally discovered from a German version... More 

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izmir
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went there in one our trips to Schwangau and enjoyed a lot. Church is really impressive, going there was not easy to oragnise in our first trips because we were not familiar with the system and did not want to pay for taxi, which is not very close. But last time, we learned the easiest public transport. You should... More 

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glasgow
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356 reviews 356 reviews
158 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a pilgrimage church and many Germans were there when we visited. This church was built after a local woman had seen a discarded statue of Christ cry. It is a wonderful baroque church with beautiful statues and fabulous ceiling frescoes. There is a side passage where very poignant notes have been left by supplicants. We had an excellent... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
72 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have seen some ornate churches in my time, but this beats any I have seen in Europe. Plain white on the outside...but once inside...the plasterwork, carving and painting is surely the best anywhere! Worth a journey to. Afterwards have a coffee in one of the cafes...not really a village...just a church, cafe and hotels....but splendid in the sun. Get... More 

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