Wallfahrtsbasilika Vierzehnheiligen

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  • Söhni 🏃

    The Baroque pilgrimage basilica Vierzehnheiligen was built by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann and was extensively renovated just a few years ago. From the 15th century to the present day, pilgrims are looking for the fourteenth-saint, one of the most famous places of pilgrimage, to seek the protection of the 14 helpers. Back then, more than 500 years ago, a shepherd had an appearance that was to become the cornerstone of one of the most famous pilgrimage churches in Bavaria. The basilica was built in the 18th century - it is one of the most important baroque buildings in Bavaria.

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    • April 19, 2017

  • Söhni 🏃

    The tiny place Vierzehnheiligen actually consists of only a handful of buildings, the towering baroque basilica, the monastery, a brewery with delicious beers, two other inns, the diocesan house and a household school.
    The Baroque pilgrimage basilica Vierzehnheiligen was built by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann and was extensively renovated just a few years ago. From the 15th century to the present day, pilgrims aim for the fourteenth saint, one of the most famous places of pilgrimage, to seek the protection of the 14 helpers. Back then, more than 500 years ago, a shepherd had a vision that was to become the cornerstone of one of the most famous pilgrimage churches in Bavaria. The basilica was built in the 18th century - it is one of the most important baroque buildings in Bavaria.

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    • January 21, 2019

  • Thorsten

    A real treasure in baroque church building is the pilgrimage church Vierzehnheiligen. It was built by the architect Balthasar Neumann in the 18th century.

    The basilica is open in the winter (01.10.-30.04.) From 07.30 - 17.00 o'clock and in the summer (01.05.-30.09.) From 06.30 - 20.00 o'clock. Thursdays between 09.00 and 16.00 are closed for cleaning. The monastery is inhabited and operated by the Franciscan order.

    vierzehnheiligen.de

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    • March 8, 2016

  • Jenni

    Little story on the edge:
    Balthasar Neuman promised to build the basilica in the planning of Vierzehnheiligen so that Banz Monastery would fit into the building's door. After completion, of course, the clients were disappointed. The size of the basilica is by no means oversized. Or do you think there is room in the door for Kloster Banz?

    In fact, the monastery has room in it! If you look from the high altar through the door, you look at the opposite monastery. Balthasar Neumann had thus kept his promise: Banz Monastery fits into the door of the Basilica Vierzehnheiligen.

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    • July 10, 2017

  • Roland

    interesting basilica, visit is worthwhile

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Geigo

    All years to the pilgrimage the highlight on arrival.

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    • August 26, 2019

  • Christian

    Always an impressive sight - inside and out!

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Hans Peter

    Info: The basilica was opened in 1772.

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    • July 21, 2018

  • Uwe R. Korff

    Fourteen saints is very worth seeing

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    • October 7, 2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    Gigantic building from the middle, not at the end of the 18th century. Late Baroque façade, corresponding to the monastery Banz above the valley; the interior is completely rococo. Even if you do not like something like this: Do not miss!
    The unusual for a church interior design and altar arrangement sprang from the lamination of a plan deviation.
    Source and further information:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilika_Vierzehnheiligen

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    • August 11, 2018

  • Christine

    Place of pilgrimage with recommended in-house beer garden.

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    • September 7, 2018

  • fjbehr

    From the basilica we recommend a short hike to the Staffelberg. After returning, a stop at the brewery Trunk.

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    • May 3, 2018

  • Roland

    interesting basilica, visit is worthwhile

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Margret

    The basilica with its six bells is definitely worth a visit.

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    • September 27, 2019

  • Marvin Flores

    Absolutely beautiful altar in the middle of the church. Very impressive

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Mike

    Beautiful baroque building, with rococo altar.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Wanderfranke

    In addition a good trunk beer ...

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    • October 20, 2019

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