Wies Church

Wies Church

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Pilgrimage Church of Wies

State Party = GER
Type = Cultural
Criteria = i, iii
ID = 271
Region = Europe and North America
Year = 1983
Session = 7th
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/271
The pilgrimage church of Wies (German: "Wieskirche") is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by Dominikus Zimmermann, who spent the last eleven years of his life in a nearby dwelling. It is located in the foothills of the Alps, the Steingaden municipality of the Weilheim-Schongau district, Bavaria, Germany. In 1738 tears were seen on a dilapidated wooden figure of the Scourged Saviour. This miracle resulted in a pilgrimage rush to see the sculpture. In 1740 a small chapel was built to house the statue, but it was soon realized that the building would be too small for the number of pilgrims it attracted, and thus Steingaden Abbey decided to commission a separate shrine. Many people who have prayed in front of the statue of Jesus on the altar have claimed that people have been miraculously cured of their diseases, which has made this church even more of a pilgrimage site.

Construction took place between 1745 and 1754, and the interior was decorated in stuccowork in the tradition of the Wessobrunner School. "Everything was done throughout the church to make the supernatural visible. Sculpture and murals combined to unleash the divine in visible form" [Citation
last = White | first = James F.
title =
isbn = 0-8146-6194-7
page = 50
] .

A popular myth claims that the Bavarian state had planned to sell or demolish the rococo masterpiece during Secularization at the beginning of the 19th century, and that only protests from the local farmers saved this jewel of rococo architecture from destruction. Available sources however document that the state commission in charge clearly advocated the continuation of Wies as a pilgrimage site, in spite even of economic objections from the Steingaden abbot. [Citation
last1 = Stutzer | first1 = Dietmar
last2 = Fink | first2 = Alois
title = Die irdische und die himmlische Wies
publisher = Rosenheimer Verlag
year = 1982
publication-place = Rosenheim
isbn = 3-475-52355-8
pages = 99-100

The "Wieskirche" was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983 and underwent massive restoration in 1985-91.


External links

* [http://www.wieskirche.de Homepage of the Wieskirche]
* [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/271 Wies at the UNESCO]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Iglesia de Wies — Iglesia de peregrinación de Wies Nombre descrito en la Lista del Patrimonio de la Humanidad …   Wikipedia Español

  • Czeska Wieś —   Village   Panoramic view of Czeska Wieś …   Wikipedia

  • Nowa Wieś Kłodzka —   Village   Church …   Wikipedia

  • Nowa Wieś Złotoryjska —   Village   …   Wikipedia

  • Dominikus Zimmermann — For other uses of Zimmermann , see Zimmermann (disambiguation). Pilgrimage Church in Steinhausen (1728 31) …   Wikipedia

  • Steingaden Abbey — (Kloster Steingaden) was a Premonstratensian monastery in Steingaden in Bavaria, Germany.HistoryDedicated to John the Baptist, the abbey was founded in 1147 as a Premonstratensian house by Welf VI, third son of Henry the Black, Duke of Bavaria,… …   Wikipedia

  • 1754 in architecture — The year 1754 in architecture involved some significant events.Buildings* The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc, the Czech Republic, was finished and consecrated. * King s Chapel, in Boston, designed by Peter Harrison, is completed. * Wies church in …   Wikipedia

  • Hirsch Hotel Fuessen (Fuessen) — Hirsch Hotel Fuessen country: Germany, city: Fuessen (City) Hirsch Hotel Fuessen Situated in the heart of Fuessen, in the pedestrian zone, Hirsch Hotel is a five minute walk from the railway station. The hotel displays original Bavarian antiques… …   International hotels

  • Sexueller Missbrauch in der römisch-katholischen Kirche — ist ein Phänomen, das seit Mitte der neunziger Jahre weltweit größere öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit erhalten hat. Die Sensibilisierung für das frühere Tabuthema hat viele Opfer ermutigt, 30 oder 40 Jahre nach den Vorfällen an die Öffentlichkeit zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Schrotholzkirchen in Oberschlesien — Die Mariä Himmelfahrt Kirche in Gliwice (Gleiwitz) Diese Liste führt die Schrotholzkirchen in Oberschlesien auf. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”