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“Truely a must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Altottinger Marienwerk (Dioramenschau)

Altottinger Marienwerk (Dioramenschau)
Kapellplatz 18, 84503 Altotting, Bavaria, Germany
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“Truely a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

The marienwork exists of a small movietheater were two versions of the 3unser liebe frau" are shown (one in black and white and one in color), these two "miracles" were the start of the pilgrimage of Altötting. The second display, the "Dioramaschau" is wonderfull to see. Some may refer to it as jocular (as modern tendencies must be loud, fast and blitz). We loved this display so much, such a painstaking work this must have been, but one by one these images are made with so much love one can feel it. History of the pilgrimage in 22 three-dimensional large images with more than 5000 characters. The basic idea comes from Bishop Ludwig Uttlinger. Important events of the 500-year-old “Our Lady” history which never made the actual movie are shown in the dioramas. Powerful Monarchs and praying crowds, how plague and war almost made a halt to the pilgrimage, and yet the power of “Our Merciful Lady” of Altötting is still worshipped. All figurines, hand made from plasticine, the designed landscape and a maximum of historical accuracy gives a vivid impression of a pilgrimage to Altötting. / The "Our Lady" black-white film begins with understanding in early days of Ötting, such as St. Rupertus and Emperor Charlemagne at the place of grace. In 1489 a 3-year-old boy fell into the Mörnbach creek and drowned. The desperate mother laid her son on the altar in the Holy Chapel and with other believers she started to pray, the child miraculously came back to life, which was the start fof the pilgimage haydays, according the legend he was later ordained as priest. The colour movie depicts the second miracle which took place shortly thereafter: a boy fell from a horse under Hay wagon and was run over, after pleas to Our Lady the following day he was healthy again. Also the devoted “Our Lady” whorshipper elector Maximilian I came to Altötting.

Visited August 2011
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