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Wieskirche, Germany
Wieskirche, Germany

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Dominikus Zimmermann

In the year 1734, a country girl from the town of Wies stole a statue of the scourged Christ from a nearby monastery. Four years later, so the legend goes, the statue miraculously reappeared wet with tears. To mark the occasion, a small chapel was built at the foot of the Alps, to the north of the present church. The chapel became an important pilgrim shrine. A priest from the monastery began building the new church in 1745.

Place/country: Germany,
Series: World Heritage TV series/Serie TV Patrimoine mondial
Type: Documentary
Credits: TransTel, Germany (publisher), UNESCO Culture Sector (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1989

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