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Wallfahrtsbasilika Vierzehnheiligen

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Geigo

    All years to the pilgrimage the highlight on arrival.

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    • August 26, 2019

  • SUNNY

    It's amazing how you can build something like this, currently more empty than ever, it's just worth looking at the basilica, fantastic.

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    • September 18, 2020

  • Kiesel

    The Vierzehnheiligen basilica is a well-known pilgrimage church. The house of God, built according to plans by Balthasar Neumann, is consecrated to the fourteen Holy Helpers, fourteen saints from the second to fourth centuries.
    The basilica, built between 1743 and 1772, with its 75-meter-high towers that can be seen from afar has a late Baroque facade, but the exuberant interior design is in the Rococo style. In architecture there are relatively few buildings whose style can be clearly assigned to the Rococo. In the interior design, the dividing elements are dispensed with, instead the boundaries of the individual parts of the room are blurred with the help of decorative ornaments and shell shapes. The Rococo altar with the fourteen helpers in need stands free in the middle of the nave. The light that comes in indirectly through many windows contributes to the special atmosphere of the room.

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    • November 12, 2021

  • 🔮 Roland

    interesting basilica, visit is worthwhile

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Mike

    Beautiful baroque building, with rococo altar.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Michi 6353

    An impressive building - inside as well as outside.

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    • July 28, 2020

  • Eva

    Unfortunately, the front is covered by a scaffold. The basilica may be entered with a mask.

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    • March 1, 2021

  • Angela und Baghira 🥾🐾

    Always beautiful and impressive.
    A visit to the church is also highly recommended

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    • April 5, 2021

  • Bastl

    Incredible structure that must have taken time and money.

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    • April 9, 2021

  • Krissi☀️

    Beautiful and impressive - should be visited

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    • April 10, 2021

  • Christian

    Always an impressive sight - inside and out!

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    • July 16, 2018

  • 🔮 Roland

    interesting basilica, visit is worthwhile

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Puffin

    Church built 1743 - 1772 according to plans by Balthasar Neumann and consecrated to the 14 helpers in need.

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    • October 6, 2021

  • Hans Peter

    Info: The basilica was opened in 1772.

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    • July 21, 2018

  • Margret

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

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    • September 27, 2019

  • Ralf

    A "must see"

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    • September 1, 2021

  • Uwe R. Korff

    Fourteen saints is very worth seeing

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    • October 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

  • Christine

    Place of pilgrimage with recommended in-house beer garden.

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    • September 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


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