The Bogenberg is considered THE sacred mountain of Lower Bavaria. According to tradition, Count Aswin von Bogen in 1104 fished a portrait of the Virgin Mary from the Danube. No one could explain where the image came from. The count initially exhibited it in his castle chapel, but the miraculous appearance of the portrait spread quickly. With the growing number of pilgrims, a dedicated pilgrimage church had to be built for the portrait of Mary. The first church was soon too small and 1493, the still existing pilgrimage church was inaugurated. This makes it the oldest Marian pilgrimage church in Bavaria.
If you are not so interested in Christian sanctuaries, you can simply enjoy the fantastic view of the Danube.
December 1, 2018
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