Bavaria Post #7- Wieskirche

Wieskirche is a Rococo church built in the 1740’s to house the dilapidated wooden statue that was seen to have tears running down it’s face, and pronounced a miracle. It has become a popular pilgrimage sight.

When we first pulled into the parking lot there were busloads of people. I looked at the church (which seems to be in a pasture in the middle of nowhere) and thought that it was a pretty church, but wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about.

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The girls were THRILLED that there were chickens roaming around. Probably one of the highlights for them actually!

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Then we went inside…

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Hallelujah!! OK- now I get it. Even Simon was impressed. Up until this point I felt a bit like I was dragging him to yet another historical, cultural outing when he would rather be relaxing (or skiing).

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It’s truly the kind of place that pictures just don’t do it justice.

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In the bottom center of this structure you can see the small wooden statue that started this all (wish I’d gotten a close-up of it!)…

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some pics of the dome ceiling…

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looking out the front door

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On the way back to the car the girls pressed another metal souvenir coin. They both insisted on doing it themselves even though it is very hard to turn the crank.

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Here are just a few of the coins they’ve pressed…

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Here’s some more information on Wieskirche if you’re interested…

 

 

One thought on “Bavaria Post #7- Wieskirche

  1. Grandma

    Unbelievable art work! it must have taken years to complete? the carved pews were also beautiful…and 2 little angels lighting candles! Were the girls impressed or bored? You certainly have wonderful subjects for your photography…love seeing all your posts..xo

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