Die Wies

Die Wies Hohenschwangau Linderhof Oberammergau

Die Wies

Pilgrimage Church


Die Weis pilgrimage church

German architect Dominikus Zimmermann designed the ornate rococo interior of the Die Wies pilgrimage church near Munich, Germany, constructed between 1745 and 1754. The complexities of the church's interior contrast sharply with the plain exterior of the building.


a pilgrim hiker passing the chapel on the way to the church


the chapel interior


Baroque church entry


a tourist attraction




interior during mass

The golden ornamentation at center hangs from one side of the paired supports on which the ceiling of the oval church rests. The spatial design of the church creates the aura of elaborate delicacy sought by rococo artists and architects.

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part of the elaborate ceiling



side isle


postcard of interior


Gasthaus for the pilgrims


a nearby farmrm
(note that the farmer's dwelling is attached to the barn structure)


Die Weisis

Die Wies Hohenschwangau Linderhof Oberammergau

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