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Sammarei pilgrimage church

Sammarei pilgrimage church

Built over a completely preserved wooden chapel from the Middle Ages stands "the oldest wooden church in Germany".

Sammarei is often called the Bavarian Assisi or German Loreto. With its monumental carved altar, "unique in the ecclesiastical decoration of southern Germany" (dehio).
Built over a completely preserved wooden chapel from the Middle Ages, stands "the oldest wooden church in Germany, the oldest log church in Central Europe" (Prof. Ahrens). After Altötting, it is the largest place of pilgrimage in the diocese of Passau.
Sammarei today
The number of pilgrimages has increased considerably in recent years. Today Sammarei is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in southern Germany. It is unique in its kind and of special originality and artistic quality, with many details worth seeing. Above all family and parish pilgrimages choose Sammarei as a rewarding destination. The patrocinium is particularly festive on 15 August with a candlelight procession on the eve and on 1 May. The Chapel of Grace invites all believers to contemplative prayer. The rosary is recited daily at 3.30 p.m. and pilgrimage services are held at 4:00 p.m. There is also an opportunity for confession every day.

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