The parish church of Sts. Peter and Paul is a beautiful Rococo style church, and is well worth the visit when stopping in Oberammeragu. As It is a place of worship, please be respectful on your visit…and take a few minutes to use its quietness for prayer and reflection. You enter the church through the side courtyard, which also houses the cemetery. Cemeteries in Germany are well maintained gardens and the cemetery is well worth a look also. The church itself, completed in 1742, is quite beautiful. The painting at the high altar honors the rosary, and the painting on the front domed ceiling shows the rosary being given to St. Dominic. As you wander around and view the ornate high and side altars, and the beautiful fresco work, you will notice that the church is home to many relics of martyrs of the church (these can be seen behind glass at many of the altars). The reliquary with the remains of St. Amandus is in the altar to the right as you look to the front of the church, known as the altar of the crucifixion (St. Amandus died about 650 AD, and is the patron saint of brewers and breweries). The rear of the church includes two balconies, with the upper being the organ loft. Many of the pews show grafitti (names, dates, initials, etc.) that actually go back several hundred years. The loftiness of the church served to take your breath away. I would have enjoyed attending mass here had our schedule allowed for it.
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