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Sacred Buildings: Rococo Wieskirche Church in Bavaria

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The Wieskirche, or the Wies Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour, is a masterpiece of Rococo design.
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The Wieskirche, or the Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour, close to the town of Steingaden in Bavaria

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The Wieskirche, or the Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche zum Gegeißelten Heiland auf der Wies), is a late Baroque or Rococo style church built according to plans by German architect Dominikus Zimmerman. In English, Wieskirche is often called Church in the Meadow.

Dominikus Zimmerman worked with his brother, Johann Baptist, who was a fresco master, to create the lavish ornamentation. The Wieskirche was completed in 1754. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

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