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Wies Church

Kath Kuratiekirchenstiftung "St. Joseph" meadow | Wies 12, D-86989 Steingaden, Bavaria, Germany
0049 - (0) 8862 - 93 2 93-0
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Steingaden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: This medieval church stands on the southern stretch of the Romantic Road.
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Wooster, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 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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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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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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72 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is another landmark in Germany and a must see. Entrance is free and a really beautiful church. Rococo Architecture very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited Steingaden as part of a guided tour of Germany. On a "convenience" stop, our bus made a trip to Wies Church, where we were able to enter and tour the church. Pictures do not do the interior justice - rococo beyond belief. There's also a nice souvenir stand and farmers market and when we stopped, several cows wandering... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Located about 30 km north of Neuschwanstein Castle. A beautiful baroque, elaborately decorated church. Features a marvelously hopeful painting of the return of Christ on the ceiling. Food vendors and souvenir shopping is located in the very small farm village.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful churches in Germany in my opinion. The interior is just magnificent. The location adds to the experience as the church stands along in the middle of a peaceful green valley. It is accessible by bicycle and car routes.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This church is stunning, there are no other words to describe it. You need to take time to take in and appreciate the paintings on the walls and ceilings, and if you look at the front pews, although graffiti isn't great especially in a church (people have carved initials and dates into the wood), it adds a certain charm -... More

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South Burlington, Vermont
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

So peaceful. Beautiful paintings on the walls and ceiling. It's bright in the church so you can really see the paintings. It's a short drive from Fussen and Neuschwanstein Castle. We sat for a little while in the quiet of the church to enjoy it. You do pay for parking, and there is a very clean .50 WC at the... More

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