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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
Duration: 00:15:00
Credits: TransTel [Germany] (publisher) UNESCO-CLT (co-producer) UNESCO TV (co-producer)
Published in:1989

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