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Encyclopedia > Wies church
Pilgrimage Church of Wies a
UNESCO World Heritage Site

State Party  Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iii
Identification #271
Regionb Europe and North America

Inscription History
Formal Inscription 1983
7th Session

a Name as officially inscribed on the World Heritage List
b As classified officially by UNESCO
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The pilgrimage church of Wies (German: Wieskirche) is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by Dominikus Zimmermann, who spent the last eleven years of his life in a nearby dwelling. It is located in the foothills of the Alps, the Steingaden municipality of the Weilheim-Schongau district, Bavaria, Germany. North side of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo - carriage courtyard: all the stucco details sparkled with gold until 1773, when Catherine II had gilding replaced with olive drab paint. ... Events and Trends The War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748) rages. ... Dominikus Zimmermann (1685–1766) was a Rococo architect and brother of architect Johann Baptist Zimmermann. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Weilheim-Schongau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. ... The geographic region and Free State of Bavaria (German:  ), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...


In 1738 tears were seen on a dilapidated wooden figure of the Scourged Saviour. This miracle resulted in a pilgrimage rush to see the sculpture. In 1740 a small chapel was built to house the statue, but it was soon realized that the building would be too small for the number of pilgrims it attracted, and thus Steingaden Abbey decided to commission a separate shrine. Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... Church of the Steingaden Abbey Steingaden Abbey (Kloster Steingaden) was a Premonstratensian monastery in Steingaden in Bavaria, Germany. ...

In contrast to the riotous interior, the exterior of the church does not display the ostentatious theatricality and striving for effect typical of that time.

Construction took place between 1745 and 1754, and the interior was decorated in stuccowork in the tradition of the Wessobrunner School. "Everything was done throughout the church to make the supernatural visible. Sculpture and murals combined to unleash the divine in visible form"[1]. The church, commonly regarded as Zimmermann's final masterpiece, was secularized in the beginning of the 19th century. Subsequently, protests of local farmers saved this jewel of rococo architecture and design from being sold and demolished. The Wieskirche was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983 and underwent massive restoration in 1985-91. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (896x600, 56 KB) Summary The Wieskirche Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (896x600, 56 KB) Summary The Wieskirche Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... // Events May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys Austrian army at Hohenfriedberg August 19 - Beginning of the 45 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan September 12 - Francis I is elected... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Wessobrunner School is the name for a group of stucco-workers that, beginning at the end of the 17th century, developed in the Benedictine Wessobrunn Abbey. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notes

  1. ^ James F. White. Roman Catholic Worship: Trent to Today. ISBN 0-8146-6194-7. Page 50.

External links

  • Homepage of the Wieskirche
  • Wies at the UNESCO

Coordinates: 47°41′00″N, 10°54′00″E i Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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