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Wies Church

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Freiburg, Germany.

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Located in rural southern Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps, the unassuming exterior of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Wies Church gives no hint of the glories within. The Rococo interior is one of the most extravagantly decorated of any church in the world, a mind-boggling visual feast.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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“Pilgrimage Church of Wies”

'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.' Copyright © UNESCO/World Heritage C… Read more...

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Beautiful "Church in the Meadow"

This pilgrimage church was built to display the statue of the Scourged Christ . This Rocco style church is literally a church in the meadow as it is not located in a town . If you have a car it is worth your time to visit ! Wieskirche is about a thirty minute drive north of Neuschwanstein .

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