The Church of Wies was built during the 18th century in beautiful Bavaria.
Before the church was built there was just a statue of a wooden form of Christ that was on a column, made famous by a farmer saying that she saw the statue cry actual tears. This attracted so many pilgrims from the surrounding countries that the locals decided to build a church in the Alps to house this holy statue.
The church sits in a beautiful area of the country and was created with some amazing architecture that visitors won’t want to miss.
The statue of Christ is known as the Scourged Savior, which was originally in an abbey and revered by monks. It left the monks’ possession and came to be owned by a farmer.
The farmer would pray every day to it, and while praying she noticed drops of water in the Christ statue’s eyes, as if it was tears. The word spread, attracting pilgrims from all around.
The Church of Wies sits in a valley in the Alpines, isolating it from most of the modern world. Visiting the church is almost like stepping back in time and just enjoying the present moment while one connects with their Christ.
Pilgrims come here to get more in touch with their spirituality and feel closer to God while enjoying the great work of art that the church was built into.
The Church of Wies was beautifully built in a Rococo style with many intricate details and adornments on the building itself. An unsupported domed ceiling with a pastel fresco showing the resurrection of Christ and angels flying highlights the inside.
Throughout the church, bright colors were used in the art to show off the details along with the architecture that lets light shine through in appropriate places during the day, giving visitors surprises as they look around.