Going on Faith

Summer 2017

The Magazine for faith-based travel planners.

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going on faith [ goingonfaith.com ] PHOTO OP: Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenshwangau was con- structed during the reign of Ludwig II, who built many ornate and well- known German palaces. Many Americans will recognize this castle, as it inspired Cinderella's Castle at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. BRING IT HOME: Bavaria's annual Christmas markets start at the end of November and last through the Christmas season. Many tourists come just for these celebrations and enjoy sipping mulled wine while shopping for handcrafted gifts. Oberammergau is home to the Bavarian State Woodcarving School and is known for its beautiful woodcarvings. MUST-DO: The Bavarian Motor Works plant is a popular stop for tourists. It includes a variety of interactive exhibits that tell the story of the development of transportation from the bicycle to modern automo- biles and showcases notable BMW cars. MUST-TASTE: Weisswurst, or white sausage, is a common break- fast dish or morning snack, typically boiled and typically served along- side sweet mustard, a soft pretzel and a stein of regional beer. According to tradition, weisswurst was never eaten in the afternoon or evening because it was prepared in the morning without modern pre- servatives. Locals still follow this custom, despite the availability of household refrigeration. • PILGRIMAGE CHURCH OF WIES, STEINGADEN — This ornate 18th-century church in the foothills of the Alps is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to tradition, locals saw tears on the face of a wooden carving of Jesus, resulting in a rush of pilgrims to the site. The church was built to house the statue in the late 1740s in the Rococo style and is a popular Catholic pilgrimage destination. • ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL, REGENSBURG — Regensburg is home to a famous historic dis- trict and St. Peter's Cathedral's boys choir. The chapel dates to the Roman era, and more recent- ly, the cathedral played host to Pope Benedict XVI, a native of Bavaria. • THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF ALTOETTING, ALTOETTING — The nation- al shrine of Bavaria and the oldest in the area dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this church is home to the famous Black Madonna statue. • LAKE TEGERNSEE — Boasting a pictur- esque landscape and the Tegernsee Abbey, built in the eighth century on the lakeshore, the lake is also the site of the town of Tegernsee, known for its pastries. • NUREMBURG — This city is home to many World War II historic sites, including a park that hosted Nazi rallies and the trials of some of the most infamous members of the Third Reich. The park and the many museums of the city are popu- lar tourist stops. FOR CHURCH GROUPS T O P AT T R A C T I O N S www.germany.travel R E S E A R C H I N G Y O U R T R I P Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church Neuschwanstein Castle Munich Oktoberfest

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