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Altötting

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Type of sights

Heritage building(s)

 

Name and address

Altötting

DE-84503 Altötting

Geodetic coordinates

48.226373 12.676011

Communication

Altötting, Gnadenkapelle und Stiftspfarrkirche
Altötting, Gnadenkapelle und Stiftspfarrkirche
Altötting, Stiftspfarrkirche ʺSt. Philipp und Jakobʺ
Altötting, Stiftspfarrkirche ʺSt. Philipp und Jakobʺ
Altötting, Südseite des Rathauses
Altötting, Südseite des Rathauses
Kapellplatz Altötting
Kapellplatz Altötting

Altötting (German pronunciation: [altˈˀœtɪŋ]  is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Altötting. For 500 years it has been the scene of religious pilgrimages by Catholics in honor of Mary including a visit by Pope John Paul II in 1980.

Sights

This small town is famous for the Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of Grace), one of the most-visited shrines in Germany. This is a tiny octagonal chapel which keeps a venerated statue of the Virgin Mary. According to the legend, in 1489, a 3-year-old local boy who had drowned in the river was revived when his grieving mother placed him in front of a wooden statue of the Virgin Mary at the high altar. News of the miracle quickly spread, and the chapel was immediately extended by the erection of a nave and a covered walkway.

The tradition of Bavaria calls for the heart of the deceased king to be placed in an urn and kept at the chapel at Altötting. The heart of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the builder of Neuschwanstein castle lies in this chapel, along with that of his grandfathers and father.

Other architectural highlights in the town are the twin-towered Stiftskirche, a late Gothic church erected in the early years of the 16th century in order to cater for the growing affluence of pilgrims, and the huge Neo-baroque Basilika, built at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Altötting', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 September 2013, 08:18 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alt%C3%B6tting&oldid=574975258> [accessed 30 January 2014] 

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Cycle Route Benedict Trail

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Chiemgau

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Wien - Dieppe

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Added on 30 Jan 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 30 Jan 2014