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Address: Wies 12 | Kath Kuratiekirchenstiftung "St. Joseph" meadow, 86989 Steingaden, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0049 - (0) 8862 - 93 2 93-0

This medieval church stands on the southern stretch of the Romantic Road.

This medieval church stands on the southern stretch of the Romantic Road.

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Beautiful church, great history

This church has a fabulous story and is stunning and atmospheric inside. Well worth a visit but be sure to buy the well-written guide, which helps to point out details you may not... read more

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This church has a fabulous story and is stunning and atmospheric inside. Well worth a visit but be sure to buy the well-written guide, which helps to point out details you may not otherwise notice.

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Fairview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got here fairly early before the parking lots filled so had lots of time to visit and enjoy this pilgrimage church. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A populair church in this region and it is a beatiful one. Like many of the churches in this area it has a lot of beatiful decoration. Also many wall and ceiling paintings. When you are in the area definitely worth a visit. Entrance is free, you do need €2 for a parking ticket.

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Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazingly beautiful little church built around a shrine that housed a statue of Jesus that was said to have shed tears. Built in the Rococo style the interior is breathtaking and awe inspiring. It is well worth the side trip if you have visited any of the palaces in the area. The only downside to the visit... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Weis Church: In 1738, somebody saw a statue of Jesus cry, which bought pilgrims, and a little chapel, and it all led to this. It took nine years to build. Being a pilgrimage church explains why it sits in the middle of nowhere. Rococo! (pix prohibited inside; google it.)

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are driving through this region of Bavaria to see the famous castles or visit Fussen, seeing this church is well worth to effort of driving a little out of the way to see. The history of this church is very interesting and people from all over the world make a pilgrimage to this church in the hopes of... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I first visited Die Wies over thirty years ago. It seemed even more beautiful today. We did see some hay drying and wondered if this was a cemetery? Interesting if it is. I cannot find a photo of the church grounds that includes this spot.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The church appears to be in the middle of nowhere and looks very plain on the outside. However once you go inside the decoration is amazing. The work involved painting the interior roof and walls is beyond comprehension.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The exterior of this church does not give a hint of the interior. This is the second time my husband and I visited this church and we realized we were very closed when visiting Neuschwanstein and we wanted our granddaughter to see this special church. Even on a second visit, it is awe inspiring!! The craftsmanship leaves you amazed. Would... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

A lovely church in superb condition. Free to enter and the depictions inside are quite superb. Well worth a visit.

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