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Shrine of Altötting

Last edited 20th January 2010

Shrine of Altötting

In the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI, in upper Bavaria, lies Altötting, the most famous Marian shrine of the German-speaking world, which, as the "Shrine of Europe" belongs to the six most important pilgrimage destinations in Europe. For over 1250 years, Altötting has been the spiritual center of Bavaria; for over 500 years, the image from the 14th century has been venerated there.


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