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February 21, 2019

Germany: Wieskirche


Wieskirche

About 30 minutes by car from Fussen Germany is the Pilgrimage Church of Wies or in German, Wieskirche. Wieskirche stands in the rolling verdant pastures at the foot of the snow-capped German Alps. It’s a pretty church in an idyllic location.

The exterior of Wieskirche is pastel peach with white trim. It is attractive but gives no hint of its over-the-top Rococo interior, the true reason for making a visit. Think of Wieskirche as the ecclesiastical equivalent of a geode: The outside is ordinary and the inside is a jewel box spectacle.

The Rococo interior of Wieskirche

Pastures surround the church

World Heritage inscription, offers this short description, which seems about right: “Miraculously preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley, the Church of Wies (1745–54), the work of architect Dominikus Zimmermann, is a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo – exuberant, colourful and joyful.”

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We stopped to see Wieskirche in September of 2018.

Looking up

1 Comment »

  1. 0.0 Oh my gosh! That is such a beautiful church!

    Comment by VacationLikeALocal — February 22, 2019 @ 3:35 am


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