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Pilgrimage Church of Wies at Pfaffenwinkel

Perched atop a small rise in a meadow at the foot of the Alps, the fabulously decorated "Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour" can be seen from far and wide. Between 1745 and 1754, Dominikus Zimmermann enlisted the help of a number of leading artists to create the undisputed highlight of Bavarian rococo architecture. With opulent stucco ornamentation and a ceiling fresco painted by his brother Johann Baptist Zimmermann, the exuberant interior décor in unparalleled in its richness and refinement. The Pilgrimage Church of Wies was inscribed on the World Heritage list as a shining example of man's creative skill and as an exceptional reminder of an old-established cultural tradition.