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Address: Vierzehnheiligen 2, 96231 Staffelstein, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 9571 95080
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Impressive baroque style basilica

This beautiful and recently renovated basilica is among Bavaria's most notable baroque buildings. Truly worth visiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kaj A
Turku, Finland
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Seabeck, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked the pilgerweg from Bad Staffelstein, and despite scaffolding, the outside was a lovely site to behold. The inside was beautiful, chocked full of baroque-rococo gilded roses and chubby-cheeked angel babies. But the curator followed and watched over me like I was some kind of derelict. There wasn't even enough privacy or peace to say a prayer. I think I'm... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful and recently renovated basilica is among Bavaria's most notable baroque buildings. Truly worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

From Bad Staffelstein hike up to the Staffelberg and from there is a pleasant walk to Vierzehnheiligen. It has a brewery next to it - we are in Frankonia after all - and the inside of the basilica is spectacular. For those admiring lots of stucco, gold, fat angels and that sort of thing, its a pilgrimage destination so in... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Best place for a catholic pilgrimage. Beautiful views overlooking the river main. Nice hiking area.Good beer garden next door. Easy acces from Bamberg and Coburg by car.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My cousin took us to this Basilica while we were visiting him in Bavaria. An absolutely stunning place, both inside and out, words can't really describe the stunning architecture of this Basilica. If you like visiting churches than this one should be on your list of places to visit. As well this Basilica is located in a lovely part of... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

... high barock architecture from the famous architect. Extremely rich decorated and a very impressive building with huge towers. If you are near this is a must. Go see also the brewery !

Thank Stefan G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

If you are staying in Bad Staffelstein then this is a must. It is very accesible by car though I took the local bus from close to Obermein Therme. The spires of the basilica are currently being renovated so a good photograph is impossible. Inside there is a magnificent example of baroque church architecture. Adjacent is a small museum but... More 

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Torridon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A wonderful church in a amazing location. Unfortunately were the most impressive towers wrapped and the indise of the church was partely closed because of the weekly cleaning. Nvertheless always worth a visit

Thank bakau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This church is extraordinary. The beauty of the baroque interior is otherworldly. Neumann outdid himself when he created the interior. Definitely a must for architecture lovers.

Thank Cathyc7
New York City, New York
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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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