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Pilgrimage Church in Wies - Bavaria | Germany

This pilgrimage church in Wies is another gem on my photo list of UNESCO monuments.

This church is a real rococo gem (you can see the interior in my other photo). Why such a special building in such a small town as Wies?

On 14th of June 1738, villager Maria Lori noticed that the wooden statue of the scourged Christ was shedding blood tears. The statue soon became an object of worship and pilgrims from Germany, Austria, Bohemia and Italy began to flock to the village of Wies. To cope with the influx of pilgrims, the local convent and nearby residents decided to build a shrine.

44mm · f/8.0 · 1/500s · ISO 100
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