The Wieskirche near Steingaden

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The Wieskirche near Steingaden is one of the most famous rococo churches in the world. The Wieskirche has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. The centre of this church is the figure of the suffering Christ, the Scourged Saviour.

On June 14, 1738, the farmer’s wife Maria Lory saw tears in the eyes of a figure depicting Jesus suffering at the Scourge Column. These miracles of tears were the starting point for the pilgrimage to the Scourged Saviour on the meadow in the district of Wies near Steingaden. From 1745 to 1754 Dominikus Zimmermann created a unique church for this purpose. Rococo in highest perfection adorns the church.

Approx. 1 million visitors from all over the world come under the year, including many pilgrims.

The Wieskirche invites you to look, to be astonished, to pray, to attend church services, to listen to one of the concerts in summer and last but not least it invites you to a quiet retreat to meet God in the Scourged Saviour.


Pilgrimage festivals in the Wies

Feast of the Tears of Christ: Sunday after 14 June

Guardian Angel Festival (Kirchweihfest der Wies): 1st Sunday at the

Fraternity Festival: 2nd Sunday in October

Holy Mass: Sundays and church holidays: 8.30 am and 11.00 am, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: 10.00 am (pilgrimage fair)

Evening Mass: every Friday 19.00 hrs

Opening hours: In the summer time daily from 8.00 to 20.00 o’clock

Informationen: Pfarrbüro Wieskirche, 86989 Steingaden,
Phone 08862 / 93293-0, Fax 08862 / 93293-10,