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Wieskirche

"This is a place of joy and happiness, and a place of peace for the heart"

If you are visiting the "Wies" for the first time, you might ask yourself as to why such a beautiful building was built at such a lonely place. To a large extent, this is due to the discovery of a simple peasant. On a Saturday in 1738, Maria Lory saw tears in the eyes of the statue of Christ at the whipping post. Tears? This miracle prompted a pilgrimage to the Scourged Saviour in Wies. Finally, Dominikus Zimmermann built a remarkable place of worship - the Wieskirche - at this spot.

The church, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most famous rococo churches in the world. This house of worship invites you to look around, wonder, pray and, of course, to contemplate quietly.

Each year, about one million visitors from all over the world visit the Wies. For good reason: The author Peter Dörfler knew even then that "the Wies is a piece of heaven on this tearful earth".