Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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This medieval church stands on the southern stretch of the Romantic Road.
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exploringwithjune
The Netherlands321 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We made quite a loop in our route, just so that we would pass this church.

It was way different than I had expected. I thought it would be a small and romantic church with lots of relics. Instead it is quite a pompous church. It is in baroque style if I'm correct, and very large, therefore it is really imposing. The murals and the painted ceilings are obviously very beautiful.
Aside from this, and the fact that the main body of the church is oval instead of the usual rectangular or cross shaped ship, I didn't think it was that special. Especially if you've already seen some other churches and palaces from the same time period in the area.

Visiting the church is free, but you do have to get a ticket for the large parking lot.

Please do plan your visit in such a way that it doesn't interfere with the services that are being held in the church. We made this mistake and had to wait a bit. This wasn't a problem as the surrounding area is also quite nice. Also there are some giftshops and a little restaurant close by.
Written October 25, 2020
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC6,660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
While on a trip to Neuschwanstein, made a side trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site church. There is nothing really surrounding the site, outside of the tourist shops and restaurants. You have some nice views of the German Alps and approaching the church itself is nice, especially if the horses are outside. I was unable to take any photos of the wonderful interior of the church as a church service was ongoing, so had to settle for a postcard.
Written November 25, 2022
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Heather A
Chantilly, VA68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
This was my second visit to Wieskirche. The beauty of this church does not disappoint. As I entered and looked up, I was moved to tears by the splendor of the altar and artwork. The surrounding countryside is beautiful as well. It is free to go inside, but you have to pay for parking, which there is plenty of. Plan to spend about an hour here.
Written August 23, 2021
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia13,651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
My second visit here in 8 months! Stopped in briefly while walking the Romantic Road Path in August 2023 and again yesterday when staying nearby. A Beautiful Church with the original small chapel also worth a look (see photos)
Written April 27, 2024
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Misqueen
175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
This church is a bit out of the way, but don’t let that stop you from stopping to see it in all its glory. It is spectacular and such a nice surprise. The road we took was very narrow, but there is another road, as we saw big buses there. Worth a stop!
Written July 7, 2022
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LoveToTravelGal
Ventnor City, NJ695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I wanted to stop here as we were in the area driving from Fussen to Munich.
It is said that, in 1738, tears were seen on a wooden figure of the Scourged Saviour. This miracle resulted in a pilgrimage rush to see the sculpture and this beautiful church was built to house this sculpture.
The church of Wies is an oval rococo church.
Many people claim that they have been miraculously cured of their diseases from praying here, which has made this church even more of a pilgrimage site.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and was very moved by the story behind this church.
Written October 9, 2019
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Bambang L
Singapore, Singapore202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Typical to churches in Bavaria, the outer appearance looks rather plain (unlike those magnificent Gothic churches found elsewhere), but once entering, you will be greeted by a bright interior and intricately decorated and painted in Baroque style. This church in particular is a quite spectacular example of Rococo and earning a UNESCO heritage status. Hence a small detour is very worth it.
Written July 25, 2019
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Chetan_l
Bengaluru, India90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
I would rate the experience at Wieskirche as the best of all my visits in the Bavarian region. The church itself is a beautiful example of rococo architecture and design. The place is serene and picturesque. The village itself and the surroundings of the church are worth enjoying on its own. A must-see on your list
Written December 10, 2017
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hemarwai
Oxford, UK189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
We didn't have time to join the queues to see Neuschwanstein, and my husband remembered this Unesco World Heritage Church was in the area, so we found it. It was a foggy cold day and I was a bit unwilling to get out of the car. However, when we opened the heavy door of the church and saw the beautiful rococo decorations, I was knocked sideways. The colours of the plasterwork in blue and gold, the statues with draperies which look as if they are moving are magnificent. It is the ideal place to hear Mozart being played, and indeed there are concerts here. It is a living church with Masses on Sunday and Wednesday, not just a museum.
There is a cafe right by the church and a kiosk to buy generalised souvenirs, also a toilet which costs 50 cents, by the car park.
Written March 16, 2015
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LivingInWien
Vienna, Austria870 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
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 "donuts" at the cafe/gasthaus across the street.
Written February 16, 2015
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